Category Archives: God’s faithfulness

‘Jesus, this is Jim.’

Bruce Howell used to tell the story of Jim, a Londoner who, every day at Noon, would slip into a church where he would sit quietly for five minutes and then depart. The minister of that church got to recognise … Continue reading

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God’s ‘endless breach of contract’

Broadcaster Phillip Adams, in the Weekend Australian, once referred to the perceived failure of God to answer the prayers of desperate people as ‘this endless breach of contract, this failure to honour the guarantee.’ I think the failure is in … Continue reading

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”Them that honour me, I will honour.”

Back in the days of the American pioneers, a man stood outside his country store and talked to his partner about selling up. He said: ‘I wouldn’t mind if we could just pay our bills and have enough over to … Continue reading

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God has given His word

There’s an old Bedouin story of a young man who accidently killed another young man. Fearing retribution, he sought sanctuary in the tent of the tribal chief, who told him he’d be safe until the matter could be settled legally. … Continue reading

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Look up

If you put a buzzard in a small pen that’s open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will stay a prisoner. The reason is that buzzards always begin a flight from the ground with … Continue reading

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“In everything give thanks”

Corrie ten Boom, whose book, The Hiding Place, was made into a successful movie, was incarcerated with her sister Betsie in the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Amongst the many torments they suffered was the fact that their hut was infested with … Continue reading

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Trouble is inevitable, but misery is optional

Abraham Lincoln is credited with the saying that ‘most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.’ Now, that may be an oversimplification, especially when we think of refugees fleeing from unimaginable horrors, or people … Continue reading

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