‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives’ (John 14 v 27)
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I am mid-way through an interesting ten-week course in Oxford looking at the English Evangelical Tradition. We learned that there were fast growing periods, for example the 18th Century Evangelical Revival under Wesley and Whitefield, but there were also periods of sad decline.
There has been a great deal of publicity about the state of Planet Earth recently, including the Extinction Rebellion protests, the publication of the reports of the UK government Climate Change Committee and the UN Biodiversity Commission.
This morning I found myself unexpectedly the ‘Newsletter Article Writer’ and I found myself saying “What on earth am I going to write?” At the same time, I was thinking about how good God has been to me and what an awesome Father He is.
I have had this song going around in my head all week – God often gives me a song but not always when I want it – like at 4am when I can’t sleep!
I’m sure many of us watched with horror recently as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned. Would anything survive those hungry flames?
After the firefighters had put the fire out, someone took a remarkable photograph of light slanting across the altar, and the gold cross shining out across a scene of grey devastation.