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Carry me along

Ruth Kennedy February 20, 2024 2 4
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2 Peter 1: 20-21 (NIVUK)

20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Oh for the Spirit of God to carry me along.

Elijah carried along into heaven in a whirlwind.

St. Columba carried along over the sea in the currach*

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” (John 3: 8).

It is the wind that moves the boat, the person. A boat, a person, does not move the wind.

Oh for the Spirit of God to carry me along.

God gives His words to His prophets to give to His people.

The wind, the spirit of God blows through the prophets to the people. The prophets do not move the wind.

Our Scriptures are penned by human hand but authored by God. The pen does not move the author.

Oh for the Spirit of God to carry me along.

The Holy Spirit brings holy words to holy hearts to carry them along.

The holiness of God's word is not lost or moved by humans. The human does not move the holiness of God. The holiness of God moves us. Moves us towards God and the ways that are different to the ways of the world.

Where the leader serves, the excluded are at the heart, emptying yourself to Jesus means you are filled to overflowing with everlasting life. And the Scripture of God as recorded by humans remains of God and reliably so.

Oh for the Spirit of God to carry me along.


A currach is a type of traditional Irish boat with a wooden frame, over which is stretched animal skins or hides. Historically it had no sail but went where the current moved it.




“Spirit of God, unseen as the wind,

Gentle as is the dove,

Teach us the truth and help us believe,

Show us the Saviour’s love!” (from the hymn Spirit of God, unseen as the wind, by Margaret Old)

Sprit of God

Oh, carry me along.