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 56 vs 1-13

The title to today’s Psalm, Psalm 56, tells us that it was written by David ‘When the Philistines had seized him in Gath.’ The stories of David, found primarily in 1 and 2 Samuel, are foundational stories for the Christian faith. The sheer detail in which the Bible works through the biography of his life alerts to how incredibly useful (2 Timothy 3:16) it can be for the follower of Jesus to have these David stories ingrained within their imagination.

Read: Psalm 55 vs 1-23

Do you ever pick up a book and start by turning to the last page, wanting to start, by seeing how things finish? Psalm 55 is one of the longer Psalms that we have been reading. It ends with the words ‘I trust in you’ (vs 23).

Read: Psalm 54 vs 1-7

My parents grew up during the years of the Second World War. Recently I came across a ‘Child’s National Identity Card’ and a ‘Children’s Ration Book’, both issued in 1941, that belonged to my dad and my mum. Handling those, now historic, items takes me back to a moment in history, before I was born, and yet a moment that was real and experienced by many.