Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Who said it would be easy?

A group of us are learning the Bible book of Philippians. Today is Wednesday in the Word for sharing what we have learnt from the verses this week.

Yes, it has been good to be learning God's Word again but no, I couldn't think of anything much to say.

So, I looked at Calvin on Philippians but failed to find a pithy memorable comment to take away and think about. I was sure that my trusty Olney Hymns would help but Newton hadn't written hymns on anything before chapter four.

What can I say? Learning is hard work for my middle aged brain. Not impossible but hard work.

Like most other people learning this, I'm busy. Or at least I think I'm busy so the learning doesn't always get done at the most favourable times-those times are used to help little people learn or keep them and the rest of the family fed.

Recently, I have come back to this text again and again. It applies even here.

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
Hebrews 4 v 14-16


  1. Great reminder, Sarah. I struggle with this, too, and I'm so glad that NOTHING is impossible for God, not even this aging brain of mine that takes so much longer to memorize. :) May God richly bless your efforts!!

  2. I am slowly coming to grips with my aging brain, and really appreciate the gentle reminder! Blessings!