Thursday, August 18, 2005


Again, not much to report on today... I spent much of yesterday evening reading 'The Sinner' by Tess Gerritsen - with lots of twists, turns and exciting bits. I have about 50 pages to finish tonight, when it will all become clear. There were more surprises with the dead nun, and with the other nuns too, but I won't spoil it for anyone who would read it!

In other news, we're in the monitoring season in work, it seems, with reports due for most projects and visits from the funders - people always keeping an eye on others to check they're getting on well. But there is One who always knows what is going on with us - 'He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps' (Psalm 121).

God keeps watch over us and knows all about us, as Psalm 139 also tells us. Now, that might seem frightening to those who are against Him, or who have fallen out with Him, but it is a tremendous relief and a joyous delight to be knowing that God loves us so much that he watches over us all and knows what is going on with us. We aren't a number to him, we are a beloved child (when we have come to trust in Him and become part of His family).

There's a wee thing in granny's house which speaks so much of this. Granny can worry a bit, and doesn't sleep too well, but the plaque says 'When you go to bed, give your concerns and worries over to God - He'll be up all night anyway'


  1. Such a comforting thought Gary... thanks!

    (see... I commented!)