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Not worthy?

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There is a very real sense in which we should approach God in humility, with no arrogance or foolish personal pride. He is the great one and we are simply those who are privileged to approach Him through Jesus Christ His Son. We are utterly insignificant when compared with the greatness and glory of God. ….  Read More

True Courage!

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Nelson Mandela reaffirmed what many leaders have discovered: that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. These days fears are multiplying like the virus that feeds them. If our fears lead us to caution and carefulness, to cleanliness and courteous distancing, to compassion and concern for others, then our fears ….  Read More

The Lady with the Lamp

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Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. It is fitting that the Nightingale Hospitals, set up to help cope with the pandemic, should bear her name. She became known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. She came to prominence during the Crimean War, in which she organised care for wounded soldiers. ….  Read More

Celebrate Victory!

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It is VE Day as I write this meditation, which celebrates the day in 1945 when Britain and its allies accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, bringing the war in Europe to an end after almost six years of conflict. Throughout today, the nation will remember those who fought, and the many who died, ….  Read More

Victory! Peace! Freedom!

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Victory! ‘Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 … He was buried, … He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 55 “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is ….  Read More

Victory!

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On 8 May 1945 victory in Europe was declared – VE Day. It took a little longer for victory to come to other parts of the world, the second world war to end and peace return. Victory! Peace! Freedom! But at what cost? As we reflect today on the sadness and yet joys of those ….  Read More

An Unchanging Saviour

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Covid-19 has emphasised the fact that we live in a constantly changing world. Many things change for the worse, they wear out, breakdown, disintegrate and decline with very little being stable or changing for the better. Someone has written, ‘I am sick of this everlasting change’. Yet the ability to change and be different is ….  Read More

Does anyone care?

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Recently, much attention has been focussed on Care Homes throughout the UK, where many have died from the corona virus. Understandably, many carers in the homes feel that they are the forgotten front-line workers and wonder whether anyone cares. As I prayed for them today, I recalled when Jesus’s disciples felt they would perish in ….  Read More