Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Thank You

Its a season for Thanksgiving - and we want to thank you - gentle reader - for coming along with us on the journey we are travelling.

Writing this 'blog' (such an ugly word) is a real joy for me. I love to see images and words come together and take a life of their own. We are in an extended conversation - with each other - with who we were and will become - with the thoughts and ideas of others...

As we read (again) the Silver Chair to Enoch and Asha the question comes up again: "Is Narnia real?" No easy answer - it is not 'real' as in 'sit on a chair real' but it is not 'false' since there are gleams of truth the shoot forth from that magical land - pointing us to a deeper truth that lurks beneath the world. Our image of the Kingdom to come pokes through thrillingly - and whets our appetite for more.

We hope that we are in this kind of a conversation together. And want to grow and veer in directions that bring light, life and fruitfulness to bear. Your comments and thoughts - gentle readers - as you key through this site - are sought after.

Obviously there is a bit in there that wants to be patted on the back - as we say 'shabaashed' - but even deeper than that - is a desire to speak truth and receive that beauty that is wrapped up in truth.

As we come to the end of 2007 - and remember our loving Lord's amazing birth - childhood - adolescence - public ministry - death - resurrection - and his living life through His body the church - we want to thank you for what you have meant to us - and for walking along with us these few steps.
Day by day, and with each passing moment
Strength I find to meet my trials here
Trusting in my Father's wise bestowment,

I've no cause, for worry or for fear,
He whose heart is kind beyond all measure,
Give unto each day what He deems best,
Lovingly it's part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

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