The Revelation
I went to church from an early age, but it wasn't until I was 18 and at University that I started to really consider what life was all about. I had many questions, mainly relating to science and the Bible. The issue of time particularly bothered me; what happened before the beginning of the Universe, and what happened before that, and before that? This line of questioning could go on to infinity and it didn’t seem to make sense. This gave me a real headache. An explanation that time was "infinite" didn't work for me, surely there was a beginning, but then how could that be? Then someone said to me "God created time". I began to grapple with how something that isn't physical could be created. As I reflected on this it began to make sense to me; time is an intrinsic part of life and the physical world, we can't escape it. So, Genesis 1:1 becomes "In the beginning ..." of time.
Slowly other answers came to me. As I observed life around me I came to a conclusion; the only thing that had any meaning, any value, was love. I then realised that this is basically what the Bible says, so I decided to look more closely at what the Bible had to say about other things. In my second year at University I got involved with the Christian Union and the Hall Fellowship Bible study group. The answers to my questions kept coming and the truth of the Bible became much clearer.
I remember singing hymns and songs as usual at church one Sunday. I looked along the row of people and saw someone that wasn't just singing, they were worshipping from the heart. I wanted to be like that. I was getting more intellectual clarity but my heart wasn’t really there yet. Then sometime later I had an incredible spiritual experience when the truth of Jesus and his word went into my heart and I knew that I would never be the same again; I was changed forever. The Bible calls this being born again. Something life changing had happened to me.
Those things happened to me over 20 years ago. I still have questions, I am still learning, my life is a work in progress. My hope and prayer is that this website helps those who read it to move nearer to the God whose power made the whole universe and who holds all things together.
"To the only God our Saviour be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen." Jude 1:25.
Me aged about 4
Aged about 10, enjoying a plate of chips
Walking in Spain, March 2009