Daily Worship

A signpost

Albert Bogle August 12, 2016 0 0

Jeremiah 6: 16

This is what the Lord says:

“Stand at the crossroads and look;

ask for the ancient paths,

ask where the good way is, and walk in it,

and you will find rest for your souls.

But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

Summer is the time for festivals and an opportunity to make friends, catch up with others and be stimulated to think in new and different ways. Any kind of art form seeks to help us all ask questions about life. Who am I in relation to what I am seeing hearing or experiencing? What is expected of me now that I have discovered or uncovered a new perspective? How should I respond - if at all, to the issues being raised?  These questions are universal. Some people argue all of life is like a piece of art and we are the creative players. It’s not what we say, its how we say it. It’s not what we paint, it’s how we paint it. It’s not what we play it’s how we play it.  In other words life happens and we are called to respond. We can either live virtuously or live for the moment -  for our own amusement?  What would it be like if we were to allow the festival of living to be shaped by the presence of the Spirit of God.?  Now, would that not be creative living?



Thank you for Edinburgh

(Although I love Glasgow)

Thank you for its wide streets

And Georgian buildings

Its poets, philosophers and architects

Its people from the past who contribute to the present

Its festivals of fun, faith and bookish inquiry

The city with its ability to inspire

Artist, musicians, actors and authors

Mingling together on the streets

Sharing views

Drinking coffee, wine and beer




To be 






Give me insight and humility

To Listen

To hear and not be heard

To see and not be seen

To mingle and meet

And never be known

To greet and smile

And then be gone

A signpost in the city for a day

Pointing to a path undiscovered  

By this generation

But well worn by giants from the past