Redeemed. I love it. There’s a hymn of the same title and it’s the epitome of the term ‘uplifting’. It’s a waltz kind of tune that I can literally imagine a little child being swung up by a parent and the child giggling at the fun of it. Even as the last line of the […]Read More What The Redeemed Have To Say
The thing about redemption is that it screams out “there is hope!” Even in the worst situations where hope appears lost, the story of redemption says it’s worth holding out for hope. The theme of redemption is particularly something that means a lot to me. There are so many episodes in my life where I […]Read More Themes I Love: Redemption
This is a wonderful Psalm. From the crying out from the depths to the cry to Israel to put their hope in the Lord, it’s sweet and concise. One of the things I love about the Psalms is the primacy of a right relationship with God and how He initiates that in His character. I […]Read More Psalm 130 – Access to Redemption: Wait For It …
My friend asked me if I was going to say anything, I shook my head. Eventually he got up and shared an aspect of his testimony and he simply gave thanks for being redeemed. It had a powerful impact on the listeners. It had a powerful impact on me. He knew where he had been […]Read More Psalm 107 – Stories of the Redeemed
Meatloaf always made me chuckle with the line I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that. For the Meatloaf fans, feel free to let me know how I got the wrong end of the stick and don’t appreciate the lyrical beauty of the piece. It still makes me chuckle. Anyway, I was […]Read More The Lengths To Which You Would Go
Two incidents in the space of a week has me thinking again about how we should remember people. Former radio and television personality and charity worker Jimmy Saville, who died a year ago, has not been accused of a number of incidents of sexually inappropriate behaviour. The charges and allegations have caused quite a stir […]Read More How Should We Remember People?
Introduction: Reading A Book Not long ago I mentioned how I’d virtually been on a reading fast. I had literally not read a book for months. Now for me that is a big deal. Before my love of music comes reading. Before my love of writing comes reading. Before my love of football comes reading. […]Read More Redemption and Choice