Him and Us

We’re just the clay; You’re the One who fashions it.

We just live in time; You hold it in Your hand.

To us, things don’t make sense; You understand all things.

To us, our circumstances loom large; You see the bigger picture.

To us, the precious is something to cling to; You ask for our willingness to let go.

To us, letting go means surrendering control; to You, letting go is a compliment.

To us, letting go means trusting; You are completely trustworthy.

To us, letting go means denying ourselves; You want us to look beyond ourselves.

To us, our future is unfathomable; You know every moment in our eternity.

To us, eternity is an open door; You opened the Way for us to go through it.

To us who go through the door, the end is a new beginning.

To Him who burst out of the tomb, His end brought a new beginning – for Him, and for us.

Thank You, Jesus.

“Hope Runs” Book-Review: “When Life Throws you a Lemon …

“… take as much juice from it as you can.” Sammy – a boy who, despite his past, sees a better life for himself and wants to go after it. Claire – an adventurer who’s done everything most of us could dream of: She’s worked; studied; travelled … Then, in a Kenyan orphanage, she meets Sammy. This true-life story could have been told in fewer words, but overall I enjoyed it. I learnt about cultural differences. I saw that when life throws up so many surprises, you live for the present and struggle to think ahead. “Hope Runs” brings home the importance of not just handing out money to people, but responding as Claire and Lara did – entering their world and becoming one of them.

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Claire’s got giveaways and prizes on offer if you purchase the book this week, so forward your order confirmation to HopeRunsBookReceipt (at) gmail (dot) com and they’ll let you know by next Tuesday if you’ve won a prize.