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Thought for the day – 31 March

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Read 2 Corinthians 6:1-10   ‘I tell you, now is the time of God’s favour, now is the day of salvation.’ Could this be the time when many more might turn to God and walk His way?  If it is, then Paul says that in a season like this, it’s important that we Christians don’t […]

Thought for the day – 30 March

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Read Matthew 6:25-34   Heather and I used to make a lot of five year plans.  ‘We’ll save for this, plan for that, go to the next place…’ But when things get suddenly, significantly more precarious, it’s funny how five year plans go out the window. We’re living at a time in history where everybody […]

Thought for the day – 29 March

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  Read Galatians 5:19-26   We’ve all got a heightened consciousness about our physical health just now.  ‘Is my temperature normal?’  ‘Was that cough there yesterday?’  ‘Why are my legs so sore after that Joe Wicks workout on YouTube?’ But now’s a pretty good time for a spiritual health check too.  Which ‘acts of the […]

Thought for the day – 28 March

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Dear church family, Read Isaiah 42:14-17 and 43:16-21   Something is coming.  Something big will happen.  This week, a couple of you have been in touch with me, reminding me that I and other church leaders were saying this last year.  It’s not been lost on me, and the thought has crossed my mind not […]

Thought for the day – Friday 27 March

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Dear church family, Read Psalm 46   ’The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.’ This Psalm reminds us of two things about God that change how we see these days. The protection of God This is one that God’s people know – and it changes how we react to […]

Thought for the day – 26 March

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Dear church family, Today’s devotion comes from Jonathan Golder. Read Job 38:1-11, 22-38   If you have more time, read Job 38-42:6. If you want to understand the power that God has over the earth, you will get an insight into it by reading the conversation between God and Job. Some of us will be finding […]

Thought for the day – 25 March

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Today’s devotion comes from Louise Macfarlane. Read 2 Chronicles 29:1-11, 18-19, 31-36 “Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced at what God had brought about for his people, because it was done so quickly” 29:36After a series of kings who abandoned the Lord’s way, leading the people of Judah astray, Hezekiah, aged twenty-five, ascended the throne. […]

Thought for the day – 24 March

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Read Philippians 1:1-11   ‘Stay at home.’  That’s the clear instruction we all got from the Prime Minister yesterday (if you missed the news, better catch up…)  We find ourselves in historic, weird and life changing times.  We’re basically all confined to our homes except for completely essential purposes – food and medicine shopping, essential workers being […]

Thought for the day – 23 March

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Read Isaiah 25:6-12   Again, we’re looking ahead to what God will do.  Isaiah sees a day when God destroys ‘the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations…’  Where what is enveloping us all over the world is lifted, and all sorts of stuff is wiped away – tears, disgrace, and death itself. […]

Thought for the day – 22 March

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Read Psalm 121   Just a few times this week, people have dropped Psalm 121 into conversation with me.  Here in the Highlands, looking up and seeing the hills around us, it’s got those of us who live in and live out God’s Word going to that Psalm.  Whispering it with something like a daring […]