Free Indeed

How little do we grasp of what God did for us? How little do we understand the full wonder of Salvation? How small is our gratitude, how unbelievably low our gratefulness towards the one who saved us? He has set us free, and we are free indeed.

This is a seven minute video of an old preacher called Paris Reidhead, and it is definitely worth a watch. And don’t say you don’t have time. As the original post said, “do yourself a favour.  Turn off the phone, quiet your heart, and let the Holy Spirit speak to you through this.

God loves us more than we can ever know.

[Reblogged from Lee Bezotte’s site]

The Ongoing Adventures of ASBO Jesus

I know, controversial name, right? But this blog is brilliant. Populated almost entirely by cartoons, like the ones below, the site really shows the truth that Christ is for everyone, not just the people we think should be Christians. God’s love crosses literally every human boundary, but as western Christians we often box Him in, based on upbringing or nationality or the like. ASBO Jesus is great for shaking you up, and showing you how ridiculous that sort of viewpoint is. God so loved the world, remember?

[All of these images taken from The Ongoing Adventures of ASBO Jesus, by Jon Birch)

Quick Fire Quote: God Sings

I’ve come across this verse before, but I’ve never actually got round  to noting it down, so here we go. Seriously, this verse is staggering:

The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.

This verse, from Zephaniah 3:17, quite clearly states that God sings. I mean, think about that. God, the Creator of heaven and earth, the Author of our very existence, begins to sing. Imagine the scene! The air, instantly filled with the unimaginable power of the Almighty’s voice, shines with perfection as God weaves through it a melody so beautiful we can’t even come close to imagining it. In that staggering moment, as we hear what art was truly meant to be, all earthly music fades and pales, exposed as the empty reflection that it is, the majesty of a Trinitarian chorus infinitely outshining the best of Handel, Beethoven, Schubert, Daft Punk. We stand there, kneel, there, fall on our faces, broken and yet completed by the splendour of our Father’s singing, numbed by the magnificence of each note, and humbled by the purpose of this divine symphony:

He is rejoicing over us.

He is delighting in you.

Heaven is going to be awesome.

[Verse re-brought to my attention by @leebezotte on Twitter. His site is also pretty good: LeeBezotteDotCom]

And so, a fool returns to his folly…

Seriously, it’s been too long. But, on the bright side, in that monumental age between the last post and now, quite a lot has happened. The world at large has experienced everything from eco-warrior volcanoes expressing their dissatisfaction with European Air Travel, to the Great British public showing the barbarian nations how to truly be decisive in moments of great need. On a scale closer to home, God has shown me a lot through my exams, Bible Studies, CU, and just generally life. As a result, I have a shed load of upcoming posts that I’m sitting on as we speak, featuring gems such as…

  • Why there’s no free will *apart* from God
  • God working through weakness: The GU stall
  • Compromise done God’s way
  • The full extent of Grace (or at least, a bit more of it!)
  • When our iniquity cripples us…

…And many more! I’m pretty positive that that’s piqued your interest, whet your appetite, and generally got you bookmarking this site and checking back every ten minutes (if you weren’t already, of course!), but in the unlikely event of that not being the case, these post will also be interspersed with funny cartoons and stuff like that. There you go. No excuse not to visit again soon.