‘The Forgetting of Light’

This post is substantially the same as an article I wrote several years ago but I think has even more relevance now. Especially so as we draw near to Christmas when there will be a lot of ‘lights’ festooning houses, buildings, streetscapes and Christmas trees. However, increasingly, rather than symbolizing the Light of Christ “which … Continue reading ‘The Forgetting of Light’

Meditation on a Winter’s Afternoon

A wintery leaf-filtered sunlight dapples my study floor. Breeze-waved leaves outside synthesize Sun’s energy into life. Block that light and death moves in. ‘Light’ came into the world to overcome the ugly darkness, to give life, exquisite life of eternal span. But Man blocks the ‘Light’, the Enemy “Blinds the eyes of the unbeliever”. Imagine … Continue reading Meditation on a Winter’s Afternoon

The Gate of the Year – A Reflection

We have just stepped through the gate of the new year. The blank canvas of 2017 lies before us. What will we paint on it? What tapestry will we weave as we journey through that space of time? Every year at this time, I am reminded of the poem written by British poet Minnie Louise … Continue reading The Gate of the Year – A Reflection

Kingdom Outbreaks

There is a scene in C. S. Lewis story of the ‘Horse and His Boy’ in the Narnia series, where the lost, friendless ‘boy’ Shasta journeying on a very unruly horse through deep darkness with tears rolling down his face, has a terrifying experience when he suddenly senses-  “That someone or somebody was walking beside … Continue reading Kingdom Outbreaks

The Striding Darkness

“The Sun’s rim dips, the stars rush out, At one stride comes the dark” How much I wonder are these lines from Samuel Coleridge’s poem “The Ancient Mariner” appropriate for our times. How much I wonder are our times similar in many ways to those of Augustine who writing when the Barbarians were at the … Continue reading The Striding Darkness

When the Light Doesn’t Shine

Today I came across this article I wrote a few years ago. It seems even more appropriate today. _____________________________________ D. M Moody the great evangelist described Holiness as “being like a lighthouse, it just shines”. The people of Israel were chosen and formed into a nation by God’s grace, and it was for a purpose, … Continue reading When the Light Doesn’t Shine

The More the Lights the More Darkness Deepens

While driving through the suburbs of our cities in the weeks leading up to Christmas one cannot but help notice the relatively recent but increasing phenomenon of the decorating of houses with lights. These are often highly ornate, creative (and expensive) displays, such that they become tourist attractions creating traffic jams in narrow suburban streets … Continue reading The More the Lights the More Darkness Deepens