Our Faithful God in a time of Coronavirus

If we look back to 1st January 2020, all of us, I am sure, had expectations and plans for this year that are now, either uncertain, cancelled or postponed. In the middle of a secure world where medical advances had led us to believe that medicine can cure anything, we...

Praise is Beautiful

One morning at the beginning of March, I awoke early, went into the kitchen and opened the blind. In the bright morning light, I saw my neighbour’s magnolia tree in full bloom – and it took my breath away! At the start of this period of social distancing,...

Creation Care

The archbishops have encouraged us to use this Lent to reflect on our responsibility to the environment. Is this the Church trying to catch up with the latest fashions just to seem ‘relevant’ to the world outside? As Christians we know that God created the earth, its...

Esther

This morning I have been mightily blessed by reading the book of Esther. Although it is ten chapters long, it is an easy read and only takes about twenty-five minutes. It is well worth a read! The story is about Esther, Mordecai and the Jewish nation in exile in...

Quarantine

The advice we have received is that if we think we have been infected with the Coronavirus, we should put ourselves into quarantine for two weeks. The origin of the word ‘quarantine’ implies that the period should be longer – forty days. That was...

Welcome

Have you ever found yourself on a roundabout and then realised you’re not sure which exit is the right one to go off? So, you go around again, and maybe again, before getting off! The children of Israel could have made their journey through the desert much...