Saturday 31 October 2020

From oppression

Thoughts of oppression
Swelled within the souls of those
Who took Him away.

 Around East Saltoun, East Lothian

Thursday 29 October 2020

All man's reviling

All man's reviling
Could not provoke from the Lord
A word of complaint.
Forth Bridges in the distance

 By the Union Canal

Tuesday 27 October 2020

What blindness in man ...

What blindness in man
That the Beloved should have
No beauty to him!

 Around Gladhouse Reservoir, Midlothian

Saturday 24 October 2020

With His stripes

All our diseases
Required healing; our healing
Required Jesus' stripes.

 Around the Firth of Forth

Thursday 22 October 2020

The chastisement of our peace

Our iniquities 
Ensure that our peace required
The Lord's chastisement. 

 Angles on the Forth Road Bridge

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Carried our sorrows

As their mass had bowed

Our hearts and our backs, He hath

Carried our sorrows. 

Angles on the Forth Railway Bridge

Sunday 18 October 2020

For us

If God forsook Him
We learn in grace and judgment
That it was for us.


Friday 16 October 2020

He hath borne our griefs

The hunger of loss;
Life-pangs; collapses of hope:
He hath borne our griefs.

Rain over the Peak District

 Deer in Tatton Park

Tuesday 13 October 2020

We esteemed Him not

The Lord of glory
Displaying effulgent grace:
We esteemed Him not.

 Buxton, Derbyshire - an old spa town

Sunday 11 October 2020

Men hid their faces

 The Lord of glory

Displayed the glory of God:

Men hid their faces.

From the grounds of Chatsworth House

Wednesday 7 October 2020

The Catch

 I don't know if you saw this story  I responded with this:

They could not force the door.  As the fire blazed

The boys were locked within.  So the three ran

Down to their friend who desperately gazed

Up at the boys' high window. Their last plan

Now was to catch the children as they fell

Forty-five feet.  Braced for the falls to impact,

They huddled; and, through mercy, it befell

That they, though wounded, held the boys, intact.

But one Man broke my fall; the Lord was bruised

For my transgressions; for by no great act

Of power, but through the One whom men abused,

Now I am in the Saviour's arms, intact.

And if you are to be redeemed you must

Fall to the arms of Christ in simple trust. 

Saturday 3 October 2020

Men hid their faces

The Lord of glory
Displaying effulgent grace:
Men hid their faces.

 The Emperor Fountain

Thursday 1 October 2020

Acquainted with grief

The Lord of glory

Listening to their stories -

Acquainted with grief. 

Other Chatsworth Animals