A Devotional: The Perfect Kingdom

“He who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new?’” Revelations 21:5 Everybody always wants to know how the story ends.  The book of Revelation gives us the opportunity to flick forward to the final page, in order that we might walk towards the end of history with greater faith,Continue reading “A Devotional: The Perfect Kingdom”

When Moving … (A Devotional Thought)

Just recently read or listened to Deuteronomy 31 and 32 as part of my devotions.Of course I would recommend reading for yourself these passages and chapters.I feel like there is another layer I was starting to see and digest, and that was in how Israel was given warnings before they entered the promised land asContinue reading “When Moving … (A Devotional Thought)”

Fix your Eyes on the Invisible

Do you ever get discouraged? Are you ever tempted to ‘lose heart’? If you are, you are not alone. Paul was almost certainly tempted himself to lose heart, and he wrote to other Christians who were also tempted to do so. Yet Paul wrote, ‘We do not lose heart’ (2 Corinthians 4:1,16). ‘We do notContinue reading “Fix your Eyes on the Invisible”

Soften Your Heart And Harden Your Feet

A twenty-one-year-old music college student took the cheapest ship she could find, calling at the greatest number of countries, and prayed to know where to disembark. She arrived in Hong Kong in 1966 and came to a place called the Walled City. It was a small, densely populated, lawless area controlled neither by China norContinue reading “Soften Your Heart And Harden Your Feet”

Restoring Relationships

Hans worked his way up from being a miner to owning a number of mines. His eldest son, Martin, was very intelligent and went to university at the age of seventeen. A respectable career as a lawyer lay ahead of him. Suddenly, to his father’s dismay, he cancelled his registration for the law course andContinue reading “Restoring Relationships”

Your Words Are Powerful

‘The Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilisation.’ These words were in a speech given by Sir Winston Churchill to the House of Commons in 1940. Facing defeat, he inspired the nation to fight from the corner, urging them to brace themselves to do their dutyContinue reading “Your Words Are Powerful”

Just in Time

Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsie were middle-aged Christian women in Holland when World War II erupted. They resolved to conceal fleeing Jews from the Nazis. They rescued many. But they were eventually arrested and taken to Ravensbrück concentration camp. Betsie died there. Corrie miraculously survived to bear witness to the way in whichContinue reading “Just in Time”