The texts this week are here
I'm emulating a headless chicken today, with meetings and appointments pretty well non stop, so apologies for a skeletal offering.
"Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt
Fightings and fears within, without
O Lamb of God, I come"
This week is all about huge questions, left unanswered til the time was right....questions about the majestic power of God in creation...questions before which we, like Job, can only stand silent.
But then the answer arrives, in the shape of Jesus...and seems to leave us with even more questions.
As we watch the storms of life hit our friends and families hard, as we watch helplessly reports of natural disasters and tragedies in many corners of the world, I guess there are many of us who would want to shout at God
"WAKE UP! DONT YOU EVEN CARE?"
And perhaps Jesus's answer is not a huge help...but it is the same one that was offered to Job centuries before.
Everything IS under control. We may be battered and bruised, we may be fast running out of faith, but there is a small, solid pebble of reality in which we can trust
"He said not 'Thou shalt not be tempested, thou shalt not be travailed, thou shalt not be dis-eased'; but he said, 'Thou shalt not be overcome." (Julian of Norwich)
That's the way my thoughts are leading today...at least, in these few hurried moments. Over to you, to wonder and ponder...