Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Advent 6

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
Isaiah 9v6

Monday, 5 December 2016


I've been making new signs for the recycling bins at the church, listing what can be put in them (e.g. paper, plastic bottles, cans) and what can't (e.g. plastic bags, disposable cups).

However, it seems I may need to be even more specific. I was interested today to find in the recycling bin a fish supper. Yes, quite.

Advent 5

For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,
    you have shattered
the yoke that burdens them,
    the bar across their shoulders,
    the rod of their oppressor. 

Every warrior’s boot used in battle
    and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning,
    will be fuel for the fire.
Isaiah 9v4-5

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Advent 4

You have enlarged the nation
    and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
    as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice
    when dividing the plunder.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Advent 3

I know, yesterday's was really depressing - but I think that in that context today's is even better: when you see why the people were in darkness.

Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honour Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan –

The people walking in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
    a light has dawned.
Here's a link to a song that goes really well with these verses. The first song on the page.