Day 7 – Isaiah 49:1-7 ‘To the ends of the earth’

Recently I heard the story of the Norwegian village that didn’t receive a single scrap of sunlight for 6 whole months.  Their solution was to install three mirrors which move and rotate on a specific axis, to capture the sunlight. Its tracking system enables them to...

Day 6 – Isaiah 42:1-9 ‘The light which frees’

It’s amazing how scary a bedroom looks in the darkness.  As a child I would often wake and look around the room in the middle of the night, sure that the various shapes were moving, and/or represented something malevolent or dangerous.  Then, as the first rays of...

Day 4 – Psalm 119:105-112 ‘A lamp to my feet’

As the nights draw in, we’re in that time of year when light is at a premium.  Nowadays this affects us much less than it would have done in ancient societies, lacking access to artificial light.  Then, a full (or nearly full) moon and a clear sky made a huge...

Day 2 – Numbers 6:22-27 ‘The light of God’s face’

When someone sneezes in your presence, I wonder what your first reaction is?  In this day and age, possibly to get as far away from them as possible.  But in more normal times, I imagine for many of us, the response would be an automatic: ‘Bless you!’ But what does it...