Properly Properly, That's God's Way

Dear Friends,

God has really been at work the last few weeks, many remarkable things have happened. Today as I was sitting down to write to you I was very conscious of how much God really does love you.

It can be quite amazing how various truths of the scriptures seem to reside with you until you have absorbed what God is saying and then they seem to subside. As I contemplated this I realised what a wonderful God we do have and how proud He is of you all and how big God's heart really is. Consider the following as proof of what I'm saying.

Forgiving a Bali Bomber

Dear Friends

There's a song we often sing in church (farily often anyway)and one of the verses has these words:

Could we with ink, the Oceans fill,
And were the skies of parchment made.
Were every stalk, on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade.
To write the Love of God above,
Would drain the Oceans dry.
Nor could the scroll, contain the whole,
Though streched from sky to sky.

Your Heart Can Be Healed

Dear Friends,

Another big week almost gone.  Our lives get so busy.  I often wonder what kind of life Jesus would have lived if He came to earth now rather than when He did. Its hard to tell isn't it. Anyway, amidst the busyness of my week I did manage to think a little about God's ways and silence myself a bit.  Its something I need to do more of.

About Our Faith

Dear Friends,

I trust this week has been good for you.  Things have certainly been happy and joyous for me.  I took my son for a drive this week to see the saltworks about an hour from where we live.  It was quite amazing seeing huge piles of salt about 30 to 40 metres high.  Quite incredible really to think that all that was in the oceans only a few weeks or months before. 

Things Will Get Better

Dear Friends

I want to write and encourage you this week to hold firm in your faith and keep trusting in Jesus.  We have been praying for you, but it isn't always easy to hold on and believe.  What I am about to share with you will help you to do this.

We often look at famous men and women and think "wouldn't it be great to be like them" but we often never consider what that person went through to become great.  We admire men like Winston Churchill, but no-one wants to go through some of the tough situations He found himself in. 

God's Way of Doing Things

Dear Friends

Hows your week been?  In Isaiah 55 is a verse which says that "God's ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts."   In other words, God often sees things differently to how you and I see them.  When we are faced with a set of circumstances we cannot understand, or it seems like everything is against us.......don't forget, God knows more than what we know and He is seeing things we have missed.