Daily Worship

Walking on Sunshine

Rab Craig November 18, 2016 0 1

1Corinthians 2:8-10

8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written:

‘What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived’ –
    the things God has prepared for those who love him –

10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit

In 1985 while serving with the Royal Engineers in the South Atlantic I found myself building a radio rebroadcast station on Bombilla Hill on East Falkland.  It was a wet and miserable place 8000 miles from family and friends and even miles from what passed for busy on the Falkland Islands.  We lived in conditions that would make a hovel seem grand; we couldn’t wash, food was meagre and the working day (7 days a week) in the wet and cold was long.  I think probably one of the lowest most miserable times in my life.  All we had for entertainment was one video cassette from the British Forces Broadcasting Service that had on it an episode of Eastenders, a couple of sitcoms and a Top of the Pops.  One song on that was “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves.  I think in that two month period that song was the only happy thing we had and was a great source of hope.  It still brings a smile to my face today.





Father God,

In the darkness You are our light.

When despair is all around us and hope has flown what can we do?

When all seems impossible;

When help and comfort rests beyond the horizon we come to You.

You bring warmth to our cold present;

You set hope loose upon a bleak future.

Let Your Spirit rest upon us and write Your words of certainty upon our hearts.

Help us to feel You as our Father through all our senses.

Be our God,

Be our friend,

Be our hope.

Walk with us through the sunshine.




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