What is Faithfulness? – Comment

I want to start with the words from Lamentations 3:22,23 (ESV): The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. So, the question is: What is faithfulness? It is a “doing” word. An original definition of faithfulness in the late 14th Century puts it this way: ‘confidence in a person or thing with reference to truthfulness or reliability’; also ‘fidelity …

Sowing, growing, reaping, eating …

“We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land …” This hymn reminds me of the days of harnessing horses, ploughing straight lines, green crops growing and then later seeing the stooks of hay and a dusty harvester with no cab for the driver. Gone are those nostalgic days, they are replaced with a fast paced “no-till, spray, fertilise and seed” in one smooth operation. Later huge stacks of hay appear in the paddocks and air-conditioned headers are prepared for harvest…

Resting in God

Cuddles with grandchildren are the best! I’ve just had a cuddle with our youngest grandchild. Coming to me with outstretched arms, we sat on the couch, her body snuggled against mine while enjoying this special time together.

What treasured moments they are! We all know that young children are very mobile and easily distracted, wanting to climb off to go and play or explore. Each cuddle provides a time to rest, to have a break from our usual routines and focus on the precious young person sitting on our lap. How similar it is when we take time for our devotions, Bible reading and prayers.

Jenny Gellert is president of Lutheran Women of Victoria/Tasmania. Read her full commentary here

Welcome to a New Year

By the grace of God, we are at the beginning of another year of service to Lutheran Women of Australia and you, our valued readers. Without your support and interest there would be no magazine, and it would be a lonely time for many. So … what has 2022 in store for us? Many changes have taken place in the production of our magazine in the last six months. Perhaps the most significant for our readers was the almost unanimous vote for each person to receive the magazine addressed and …

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