Sunday, 26 September 2021


 Loch Linnhe

If we will live, we must be subject to

The Father as the One who has the Name

Father of spirits; He will bear us through

His chastening.  We gladly own His claim

Upon us since it from Him we came;

He rules our spirits in a way to suit

Our needs, and to secure from us His fruit.

Hebrews 12: 9

Thursday, 23 September 2021

"My Father and your Father"

More around Fort William

The risen and ascending Man could say,

"My Father and your Father"; all was done

To make the Father's Name known in this way:

This glorious name could be revealed by none

But the victorious beloved Son;

In everything this Person has made known

The glory of God's purposes is shown.

Sunday, 19 September 2021


When first the light broke through the primal darkness

It gave this earth hope it would live anew,

Although exposing chaos in its starkness.

Then great and small lights graced the settings due

To them, while looking to the Light that's true;

Father of lights, since then each light that's burning

Comes from One with no shadow and no turning.

(James 1: 17)

Fort William, Highland

Thursday, 16 September 2021


Satan, the flesh, and sin, in their own fashions

Have clashed against me to disturb my soul;

But I turn to the Father of compassions,

The God of all encouragements, and roll

My burden on the One who will console;

In spite of ills my foes seek to impart

The Father of compassions binds my heart.

2 Cor 1: 3

The Pap of Glencoe at the end of the glen famous for the massacre.

Sunday, 12 September 2021


But for three hours the Saviour did not say,

"Father"; but, "My God, my God, why hast Thou

Forsaken me": oh, cry of deep dismay

And bitter anguish. Yet He did not bow

His head till all was finished.  We may now

Say, "Father" through the work that was achieved

By Jesus in the three hours when He grieved.

Matthew 27: 46; Mark 15: 34

Around Ballachulish
(famous for slate quarries)

Thursday, 9 September 2021


It was a righteous thing that One we know

As Son was loved before the world's foundation.

He has come forth in light and love to show

The Father in the joy of that relation,

Although exceeding this world's contemplation.

So "Righteous Father" was the name employed

For One whose company the Son enjoyed.

John 17: 24, 25.

Near Ballachulish, West Highlands

Sunday, 5 September 2021


Southern Scottish Highlands

The Lord said, "Holy Father"; I ask why

It is, "A holy Father's constant care",

We sing, "Keeps watch with an unwearying eye"?

Because a holy Father is aware

Of the world's wiles, against which to prepare;

Kept in the Father's Name, who chose to bless

According to the Father's holiness.

John 17 

I am referring to the hymn here: