Author Archives: Misha

Our Father, who art in heaven

Flying bird in crystal river. Hallowed be Thy name. Butterfly dumbs nodding nettles. Hallowed be Thy name. Shadows dappled. Rays of sinking sun. Thy Kingdom come. Rings of trout. A kiss. A hatch of flies. Thy Kingdom come. Willow. Willow. … Continue reading

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The Lord is my rock and my hair has still got lichen in it from leaning on Him. The Lord is my fortress and my deliverer. My God is my rock and I climb onto my favourite resting place and … Continue reading

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Sh’ma

There is God in the garden here among the hens and the trees, tucked away almost perfectly so that no one sees that the Almighty has found a playground where no one judges His skill and all that happens to … Continue reading

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Bread of Life

I am the bread of life enough for today I am your bread for tomorrow I’m here to stay I am the bread that was broken, the Lamb who was slain I am the Victor, the King, the flour, the … Continue reading

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Love

Love incarnate came to redeem His creation, and evil rose like a towering wave of rage against the Word that was with God from the foundation and spoken over the waters at the dawn of the age. Love spoke truth … Continue reading

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Act 5 of the Bible – Acts 1 v 1-11 

As Jesus began His ministry, everyone was intently scanning the horizon for God’s promised Messiah, but most people did not recognise the image of the Messiah Jesus presented. Yet, somehow, a mere 20 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection, there … Continue reading

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Act 4 of the Bible – Isaiah 49 v 5-23  

When Jesus of Nazareth looked out over the crowd before Him and proclaimed: “You are the light of the world”, it wasn’t His words as much as the people to whom He said them that shocked people. Not the religious … Continue reading

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Act 3, Scene 2 – Ezekiel 36 v 12-28 

When Jesus broke bread on His last night with the disciples, they were celebrating Passover together – the yearly feast celebrating the great liberation from 400 years of slavery in Egypt. The Israelites had done nothing to deserve this hardship; … Continue reading

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Act 3, Scene 1 of the Bible – Exodus 19 v 1-8           

My placement supervisor referred to it as ‘The Big Story of the Bible’, this unfolding narrative of God’s great plan from creation to the day when God makes everything new. When we tell that story, a large chunk of the … Continue reading

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Act 2 of the Bible  – Genesis 3

The first human beings got on with life in perfect peace. Every day was like Sunday (unless you’re a minister, in which case, pick another day and keep it holy). It was like Sabbath, a day of rest. A bit … Continue reading

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