Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Loved by love

4-7 Dear, dear friend and lover,
you're as beautiful as Tirzah, city of delights,
Lovely as Jerusalem, city of dreams,
the ravishing visions of my ecstasy.
Your beauty is too much for me—I'm in over my head.
I'm not used to this! I can't take it in.
Your hair flows and shimmers
like a flock of goats in the distance
streaming down a hillside in the sunshine.
Your smile is generous and full—
expressive and strong and clean.
Your veiled cheeks
are soft and radiant.

8-9 There's no one like her on earth,
never has been, never will be.
She's a woman beyond compare.
My dove is perfection,
Pure and innocent as the day she was born,
and cradled in joy by her mother.
Everyone who came by to see her
exclaimed and admired her—
All the fathers and mothers, the neighbors and friends,
blessed and praised her:

10 "Has anyone ever seen anything like this—
dawn-fresh, moon-lovely, sun-radiant,
ravishing as the night sky with its galaxies of stars?"

11-12 One day I went strolling through the orchard,
looking for signs of spring,
Looking for buds about to burst into flower,
anticipating readiness, ripeness.
Before I knew it my heart was raptured,
carried away by lofty thoughts!

13 Dance, dance, dear Shulammite, Angel-Princess!
Dance, and we'll feast our eyes on your grace!
Everyone wants to see the Shulammite dance
her victory dances of love and peace.
From 'The Message' Song of Solomon Chapter 6

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The wedding

We are loved by Jesus and in the following i will try to jot down a couple of memories Of my friend Gav + Min wedding:

The fruit of reconciliation:
We got in the car and traveled 6 hours or so down to coen. A big mob of us went down. People keen to help-keen to be there. You have to time it right to get the ferry across the Jardine river otherwise it is most likely you'll be camping out. I personally had a buzz coz i got to see Gavs family and people at coen who i have spent a bit of time around and they have shown me hospitality in the past.

the crew that came down from Bamaga (hope fellowship) started working together people playing music, preparing, cooking, serving tables......

One fella i had met previously in coen jumped in my car as we went off to pick up chairs and tables. Very quickly he stared to share what was on his mind. Just recently his friend and a coen local had committed suicide. Opportunities for life flow are always. After a small yarn i could pick up that this fella seemed after a change of mind. Truly Christ has made us new. i have heard since that this fella has chosen a new place to live (the best thing to hear would be him confessing he is a new creature in Christ and Jesus saying to him well done you good and faithful servant).\

Before Gav got married (i don't know how long) his grandad had said something like when you get married i will be the first in the church. This is a fella that Gav tells me was very involved in Witch Doctor type stuff. Anyway after Gav's marriage on the Saturday Gav's grandad was at the church and was prayed for. Gav told me after that he kept on going to the church services. i have not heard any other updates of recent times.

The marriage went on Gav + min before all the witnesses. Witnesses That have seen a change in Both their lives.

We sang/ laughed/ served and talked about Jesus. I look forward to hearing about reports of the word (The gospel of Grace/Kingdom/Jesus) being confirmed with signs following. Even their little girl walking and leaping and praising God (who at the moment can not walk or talk. Whatever her need is: The Kingdom of Heaven is the source. Freedom for the oppressed. I also add that the crippling thing or perverted or corrupted thing is not in the Kingdom of Heaven. ).

On the way back up we left off a bit late. Again we aimed to make it to the ferry on time 5. I just simply spoke out: i will make it to the ferry on time and i will have enough fuel. Around a quarter of the way and the tire went down with a hole in it. I went to pull the spare down which was stuck (because of dust a kinda figured). i had to push the metal holder thing up through the hole in the middle of the tire. Anyway the tire was changed and we were back on the road with no spare. Short of it is we made it about three minutes to 5 or so and we had enough fuel. i thanked Jesus. We are never alone.

Reconciled By Christ..
He loves me. He loves me. He loves me.

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