Sandyknowes Blog

Living beside the busiest roundabout in Northern Ireland gives plenty of opportunity for watching the world go by. Sandyknowes Blog is the personal blog of Niall Lockhart (minister of Ballyhenry). Pull in and have a read…

Read: Psalm 71 vs 1-24

Recently I was doing a bit of tidying and was looking through some old photos. Phots tell the story of our lives and they tell the story of those who have come before us. ‘Remember that’, you say as you sort through old pictures, ‘look at them’, ‘that was the day that …’

Our lives of course change over the years, circumstances change and the characters with whom we ‘do life’ come and go. 

Read: Psalm 70 vs 1-5

When we were children we used to play hide and seek out in the street and around the gardens where I lived. The whole aim of that game is to hide and not be found. 

Read: Psalm 70 vs 1-5

When we were children we used to play hide and seek out in the street and around the gardens where I lived. The whole aim of that game is to hide and not be found. 

Read: Psalm 69 vs 1-36

Psalm 69 begins abruptly with a very urgent cry for help ‘Save me, O God’. At the time when David is writing these words he is literally experiencing the sensation drowning. Waters have come up to his neck (vs 1) he is sinking fast and there is nothing beneath his feet (vs 2). The place where he is graphically described as being a place of ‘deep waters’ a swirling sea were an all out flood is engulfing him.

Read: Psalm 68 vs 1-35

Psalm 68 is a song of celebration. The person who this Psalm celebrates is God. Throughout the Psalm His name is lifted high as David shines a spotlight on his greatness from various historical angles. 

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