Whether we realise it or not, we all live on:
The Edge of the Otherworld

Friday 10 June 2016

The Miracle Man

The stage is set with two chairs placed next to each other between centre-stage and up-stage right. Margie, an old woman, sits on one of the chairs, her head in her hands. Jesus enters quietly from stage-left. The other cast members are at the rear of the stage with their backs to the audience. Pat sits, hunched over, in the middle of the line and the rest stand. They turn to face the audience when they are needed.

Jesus (concerned) : Margie?

Margie : Huh? Oh, it's you again. Let me be.

Jesus : Margie, what's wrong?

Margie : I said, 'Let me be.'

Jesus : I can't - you know that. Tell me what's wrong.

Margie : It's hopeless - that's what. It's all so hopeless.

Jesus : It's not hopeless - you just have to be sure of what you hope for.

Margie : I don't understand.

Jesus : Talk to me and perhaps I can explain.

Margie : Explain? I don't want explanations and excuses. It's past that. Oh, never mind. I'm too old and I'm too tired - just let me be.

Jesus : Talk to me, Margie. Tell me what's on your mind; tell me how you feel; tell me a story - anything. Just talk to me.

Margie : You want a story? Ha - there's only ever been one story.

Jesus : Then tell it. Let me hear what you have to say.

Wednesday 1 June 2016

So what are we supposed to be doing?

"And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Malachi 6:8 (NIV)
Sometimes we get caught up in what's gone before, dwelling on what might have been and wondering where a different turn would have taken us.

Sometimes we're always looking ahead, wanting to move along. To do that. To solve this. To get past here... To press on towards the goal, concentrating on the prize, without taking stock of where we are right now.

Ultimately, however, even death does not end our walk with God.

There is no destination. Better make the most of the journey...