Theme for March 2020: Turn

Turn to the light

Turn to the light

Rotterdam at twilight  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Here is a prayer inspired by Phos Hilaron — the earliest Christian hymn (outside of the Bible), dating from the 3rd or 4th century. Known as the “Lamp-lighting hymn,” it was traditionally sung as the evening lamps were lit.   May this prayer, inspired by those ancient words, … Continue reading "Turn to the light" ...
Circling the globe

Circling the globe

  With the corona virus circling the globe, causing such havoc and loss of life, here’s a prayer in song form that I hope will minister to you.     IN THE STILLNESS by Irene Bom VERSE 1 In the stillness, search my heart, O God Help me turn and mend my ways In the … Continue reading "Circling the globe" ...
Turn away towards

Turn away towards

Crossing Border festival, The Hague, a few years ago  (Photo: Irene Bom)     A reflection inspired by Jesus’ words, “pick up your cross and follow me”.   Hear the invitation of Jesus: If any of you want to be My follower, you must turn away from your selfish ways, from the things you think … Continue reading "Turn away towards" ...
Re-turn

Re-turn

(Photo: Irene Bom)   Call to Worship based on Joel 2:12-13 “Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning. Rend your hearts, and not your garments.” Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and filled with compassion … Continue reading "Re-turn" ...