Gen 16v13 – I see you

Howzit. G’Day. Hello. Bonjour. All languages and cultures have words for greeting. In Zulu the word is Sawubona. Unlike many other greetings that simply mean “hello”, this Zulu word means “I see you”. It conveys acknowledging the other person with respect and giving them your full attention. It’s a way of recognising the person’s presence… Continue reading Gen 16v13 – I see you

Mat 5v8 – You can see God

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8). What an amazing blessing from Jesus. But our hearts are not pure; as we read in Romans 3:10, “There is none righteous, no, not one.” So how is this possible? David gives the answer; “Create in me a pure heart, O God,… Continue reading Mat 5v8 – You can see God

Mat 5v14-16 – The Christ lens

“Should I start writing Gospel Bites?” was the question I wrestled with. “Where will I get the inspiration? I don’t travel enough to write adventure lessons, and I haven’t studied the Bible enough to share Biblical themes.” I limited myself based on my perceptions. A few months and several Gospel Bites later, and my perspective… Continue reading Mat 5v14-16 – The Christ lens

Psa 39v4 – Dusty relics

We recently attended a literary festival, and one of the sessions was hosted in a maritime museum. The author had written a novel about some of the brave sailors who fought during the Second World. After the session, we journeyed back in time, exploring the navy relics in the museum. Looking at the trunks, the… Continue reading Psa 39v4 – Dusty relics

Psa 43v3 – Riding in dark

We ride our bikes from our campsite along a maze of farm tracks to where we are headed to listen to some live music. It’s a stunning ride winding between vineyards and olive groves, past sparkling blue lakes and sun-drenched mountains. Ribbons tied sporadically to bushes along the way help guide us. However, when we… Continue reading Psa 43v3 – Riding in dark