Musing on Paul telling his story in Acts 26:
- Raconteur: A small man in chains tells his story to the great and powerful.
- Religion: His education was the best – specialising in religious studies.
- Resistance: He opposed anything that wasn’t traditional truth – especially the Jesus story.
- Revelation: He met the living Jesus on the Damascus Road.
- Resurrection: This confirmed his views on resurrection!
- Review: It transformed his attitudes, actions and life.
Musing on the Confederate soldier telling his story: The prayer said to have been found during the American Civil War…
I asked God for strength, that I might achieve;
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy;
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life;
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men most richly blessed.
Musing on me telling my story: For 171 days now I have written my random musings…
We are away for a few days in Norfolk. Strong wind, angry waves; contrasting with the grey and grumpy Lowestoft waves. Reflecting on the lives of friends – strong and angry, grey and grumpy…(!)
Yesterday I watched Rob Parsons telling the story of the boy with the loaves and fishes. I was moved to tears. I bring the little I have each day. My daily offering as I tell my story.