Monthly Archives: December 2012

A New Year of Promise

A New Year is about to begin. It is a turning point. Rather like turning to a new page. Like the first page of a new exercise book for the scholar, the blank canvas for the artist. Putting our mark on the parchment of our lives for others to see. Being marked by many, making  value judgements, not least of all ourselves. Some may write us off but no matter how good, bad or indifferent the previous, we can decide this will be better! A new start. A new resolve. There might be a new pen to mark the new page. The hand that holds the pen, or wields the … Continue reading

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Advent

Advent  speaks of the coming or arrival of something extremely important. For Christians down the ages it marks a period of preparation before Christmas. It commemorates the first coming of Christ, and anticipates His second coming. There has always been a remnant who eagerly await His return. As the prophets of old foretold of His birth, so a prophetic voice is growing in the land, pronouncing His soon return! It took the obedience of Mary to disregard all  and say ‘yes’ to God. Luke 1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. Like another Mary who chose to sit at His … Continue reading

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Betrothal

The bible is a book of revelation from beginning to end: a treasure trove revealing the hidden truths of God’s plan, purpose and promises. These gems are hidden FOR you not FROM you! Indeed, the Sovereign Lord never does anything until He reveals His plans to His servants, the prophets. Amos 3:7 What’s more, nothing is kept secret from Him. He is able to expose  plans and ulterior motives, and determine the intentions of the heart. He uncovers mysteries hidden in darkness. Job 12:22 He searches the secret things of the heart! Shall not God search out these things : for He knoweth the secrets of the heart. Ps 44:21 What … Continue reading

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