Shortly we will celebrate once again the coming of the eternal God into the world of time and men. But as I pause to consider this incomprehensible occurrence – for really that is what is – I am forced to ask how many of us even begin to understand what occurred on what we call “the first Christmas”. For sure, much of our world, blinded by the god of consumerism, does not begin or even try to grasp its significance – and even as Christians we so often reduce it to a sentimentalism and what we call “warm Christmassy feelings”. I suspect the truth is that these things do not even begin to help us understand the coming of the Christ at Christmas. Continue Reading
A couple of weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night with these words ringing in my ears – “God the Father” – “God the Father” – “God the Father”.
It is a long time now since I had a fresh and powerful revelation of the fact that God was and is my Father. That realisation changed the way I saw everything and everyone. Nevertheless I still find it hard to grasp the full implications of it. Continue Reading
Today, if we wish to promote a person, product, programme or plan we would, more than likely advertise widely and make clear the merits of the individual or the benefit of the programme or plan. We would also make it as easy as possible for members of the public to source the subject of our advertising.
I have never seen an advertisement for anything which extolled the benefit of the product while going on to explain how hard, and only how, with great effort, one will be able to access it – and indeed may have great difficulty in finding it at all. Continue Reading
Living things cannot survive for more than the shortest of times without breathing. Breath determines the presence of physical life. To cease breathing signals death. When the Divine Potter created his inanimate man from the dust of the ground – it was not until He kissed his creation and breathed life/spirit into it that His clay creation become a living being.