Sunday, 3 April 2011

A Pause in Lent

<\div>I don't know how you organise your i-Tunes but it all gets a bit random here. Last night we had a lovely quiet dinner with one of PC's guitar heroes in the background. But by the time all was cleared up and men had scattered (hopefully not entirely like the proverbial seed) all over the strawberry bed I discovered that I had been mooching around here listening to Christmas carols for an unspecified period of time!

Which was good when Chris Tomlin's Hark the Herald Angels brought tears to my eyes. I had another horrendous day in our Very Challenging School on Friday. It's hard to model patience and virtue when you've been sworn at constantly and listened to less. I'm not very good at it.

So when it came to "pleased as man with man to dwell, Jesus our Emmanual" I just lost it. Christ by highest heaven adored decided to walk amongst people whom he knew would spit at him and humiliate him and torture him to death. Well, if Jesus decides not only that it's worth it, but is pleased so to do?

This morning, obviously Mothers Day, is also the Mothers Union service in church and we had the amazing Barbardo's project manager Claire Humphries this morning talking about work in difficult areas to persuade young people and families that education is worthwhile. You can see my weekend's theme emerging!

We had chosen Micah 6:6-8 as the theme of the talk. What does the Lord require? Act justly, love mercy, live humbly. In the desert.


Pom Pom said...

I remember singing that song, "But to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God." Thank you for reminding me.
Yes, after a week off, I can't help but be a tiny bit bogged down thinking about some of the students' responses to learning which are less than "woo hoo" and make me feel sad.

Gumbo Lily said...

Isn't it just like God to bring Hark the Herald Angels to your ears at Lent and at difficult times? I love Him.

God bless you for all you do.


Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

I had to chuckle, as I've done that as well. :) But you're right - it can be such a blessing and you've now blessed us with it as well. A sweet treat for our hearts on this Pause in Lent. Thank you. Praying your week is going better! My post is at