Remembrance Sunday Talk

On Remembrance Sunday, it is a time to reflect on the wars that have been fought in our recent history, but perhaps also about the wars going on in the world now. As we do so we hold in tension a desire to honour, even celebrate the courage and sacrifice of those who have given or risked their lives for our freedoms with a need to remember the horror of war, so that we seek peace. Today, I want to focus on the horror of war.

Finding Mercy (Luke 18:9-14)

Where does your confidence lie? In the government, family, friends or yourself? In this parable that Jesus tells, it is the one who puts their confidence in God rather than themselves who find true mercy! Where do we put our confidence? I wonder particularly in the past few weeks whether we have questioned where ourContinue reading “Finding Mercy (Luke 18:9-14)”

A Time of Grief (Lamentations 3:22-33)

With the death of Queen Elizabeth, feelings of great sadness and grief can emerge as well as a sense of uncertainty and concern as we enter into an unfamiliar new era. How can we respond? The book of Lamentations was written at a time of extreme grief and insecurity for God’s people. Yet, it’s central verses hold out a sense of hope in such circumstances.