Job was a man who suffered more trouble than most, and his name has become a synonym for suffering, but in the middle of his troubles, and a few hundred years before Christ walked this earth, this was his statement…
‘For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God’
A promise fulfilled, and yet to come.
among the tinsel
and the lights
Almost a thousand years before the birth of Christ, Micah, a minor prophet of Israel, told of the birthplace of the coming king… ‘But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days’
Always, through the ancient story
promise of a coming king
coming from his home in glory
the one of whom the angels sing.
Born to us in that far place
in a covenant of love
that we may one day see his face
in our eternal home above.
Hallelujah, what a Saviour
© Maureen Sudlow
Home, after a wonderful trip seeing friends and family. We travelled up to Rotorua through snow on the Desert Road, and froze for a couple of nights before summer came back again… These are some of the pictures from our stay with Carley and Hans in their lovely home at Awakaponga. Even the washing line is romantic…
Maybe one day we will be able to stop the fighting and the hating. Maybe one day we will have peace.
He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more…
a sparrow builds
How wonderful if one day we can say this with Paul. (2 Timothy 4:7) Stay strong.
I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living: Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage. Wait for the Lord. Psalm 27
Haven’t really done justice to this beloved little girl…
…and somehow the colours of the photograph are never the same as the painting.
This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”