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 51 vs 1-19

Today, in coming to Psalm 51, we come to a Psalm written by David after an episode in his life when David made a series of choices that denied God and caused enormous harm to others, to himself and to his family, for years to come. 

Read: Psalm 50 vs 1-23

The Bible has many different words and phrases that it uses to describe God. So for example He is referred to as ‘the Lord’, ‘our Father’, ‘my Saviour’, ‘the Shepherd’. All of these names (and there are many more) tell us something about God. Indeed our picture of God will be incomplete if we only ever think of God in one way, when the Bible describes Him in many ways. 

Read: Psalm 48 vs 1-14

Older people have been very much in the news in the past week with the amazing story of Captain Tom Moore and his raising over £32m for the NHS. There is something fascinating, captivating, about seeing someone who is so old in action. In these past weeks when over 28,000 people in the UK and Ireland have died from coronavirus the words and actions of this centenarian have been truly inspirational.