The pool is a dark ochre red as we reach the waterfall at the end of our walk. We are hot, and a dip in the cool water would be amazing. However, the dark, ominous-looking water conceals what lurks below. However, for us, the refreshing invitation is greater than the fear of the unknown, and… Continue reading Heb 11v1 – Scary water
Do you trust God? Most Christians would answer, “Yes”. Do you trust God at all times? Now, this may be harder to answer. When life is going well, we can quickly begin to trust our bank balance or, our health or our intellect. God isn’t forgotten; it’s just we don’t need him now. But what… Continue reading Psa 62v8 – Trust God always
I’m flying, and the pilot comes on and says we are travelling 10km high up in the sky at 1000 km/ h. Outside, the temperature is -30c. Yet here I sit writing this gospel bite, totally comfortable. It’s crazy. It’s only because I’m encased in this metal flying bird that this is possible. Outside the… Continue reading Psa 91v2 – Amazing Flying
I am seated in a plane and about to take off. It is a metal box with two metal arms protruding from either side. I’m not exactly sure how this piece of technology can lift me 30,000 feet above sea level. But I have faith that it will bring me to my final destination. This… Continue reading Heb 11v6 – Complete faith
The Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. The tension, the stress. South Africa win by one point. The excitement! The Rugby World Cup semi-finals. The tension, the stress. South Africa win by one point. The exhilaration. The Rugby World Cup finals. The tension, the stress. South Africa win by one point. The euphoria! It’s just too 1DERFUL!… Continue reading 1Co 15v57 – Won by (the) One!
There is nothing more amazing than seeing someone totally transform for good. Sometimes, we see the process, but other times, the process is unseen. All we see is the remarkable change. In Psalm 22, David writes a beautiful psalm that is firstly a prophecy of Messiah (Matthew 27:46) but also David’s life’s struggles. The first… Continue reading Psa 22v21-22 – The unwritten space
Our bed was our island oasis in a house filled with rising water during a recent flood. We had a floor fan that we were using to monitor the water level. The rain continued unabated, and the water level had already reached 30cm. We were completely at the mercy of God. How often in life… Continue reading Psa 32v6 – Rising waters
I’m not very good at waiting. There’s a certain acceptable time, and then the waiting should be over. But while we might get exasperated with waiting for the ordinary things of life, what about waiting for God? We have asked God to help us – we have prayed for something, and still, we are waiting.… Continue reading Psa 27v14 – The waiting gap
Roof Top Tents are an amazing invention for camping. When out in the wilds, you are perched high and away from the dust, slithering critters, hungry lions and other beasts. However, while being perched up high is great, there is also an issue – you are more exposed to the onslaught of the elements. Recently,… Continue reading Jer 51v16 – Windy!
Awakening in the dark to find water knee-deep around your bed is very scary. With torrential rain outside, no way of escape and the possibility of the river bursting its banks, there is real danger. I sit with an emergency lamp on, watching the water slowly rising and listening to the downpour. Fear, despair, and… Continue reading Mat 8v24 – Sleeping in a storm