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An ode for Great Britain…

houses-of-parliament-at-nightOn a day when Great Britain goes to the polls to decide who will be Prime Minister and which party or parties will have the upper hand for the next so many years one can feel the sense of anticipation and uncertainty. What? With all the unrest in the Middle East, the gradual rise of militant Islamic radicals in the homeland and abroad, the desperate and growing pleas of poor and helpless African migrants crammed onto paper boats heading for Europe on the tumultuous Mediterranean seas. Does the hope of the world lie in the outcome of the polls? Well, not quite.

Come away with me once more and visit the writings and quaint thoughts of an English man and former slave trader. His life at sea teemed with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. However after converting to Christianity, God completely changed his prioroities. In fact he penned one of the most recognizable hymns when he wrote –Amazing Grace. John Newton (1725) of Wapping, London, also wrote the hymn of our interest today – By faith in Christ I walk with God  a very appropriate message to Christians in Britain and all over the world at such a time as this. The days ahead may be filled with snares and dangers, where many round me blindly stray but ….

1 By faith in Christ I walk with God,
With heav’n, my journey’s end in view,
Supported by his staff and rod,
My road is safe and pleasant too.

2 I travel through a desert wide,
Where many round me blindly stray;
But he vouchsafes to be my guide
And will not let me miss my way. …Read More!

A prayer for Great Britain…

The weather in Britain has taken a turn for the worst. The heavens have opened with relentless rain, the seas have risen high with storms, banks of the River Thames have burst and the flood barriers can hold back the waters no more. This year’s winter has seen more rainfall than one can remember in most recent years. Thousands have helplessly seen their savings, treasures and possessions swept down the village high street. The situation calls for much prayer and reflection. A friend posted a very good prayer- it’s actually from the Book of Common Prayer. And how the words strike such a good reminder of God’s Sovereignty and Providence in every situation even in times as these:

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Pray for Britain tonight and may God save the Queen!
Quote HT J. Hunt

Brits flipping the bird…a Christian alternative!

Why do people do uncouth gestures even when in their greatest moment of artistic achievement? Well ask 23 year old Grammy  and Brit award winner Adele

She was right in the middle of giving an emotional acceptance speech about how she was proud to be flying the flag for Britain.

So when she was interrupted so Brit Awards host James Corden could introduce Blur, Adele didn’t take too kindly.

The singer, who had won the top award of the night, Album of the Year, flipped the middle finger to show just how annoyed she was.

It is understandable if you are annoyed but should you be so rude and vulgar in front of your parents, your country men and the whole world? Do you know what Christians some times do when some one cuts them short? Watch this clip.

But better still the good book says: …Read More!