Sunday, 7 December 2014

Pause In Advent #2

pause in advent

Two amazing experiences this week

A student working in my school came to find me in my classroom one lunchtime, and asked if she could question me about my faith. She had to prepare a piece of work for college on the theme of “Does God exist?” She had interviewed non-believers, and disillusioned ex-believers, and still needed to find someone who did believe in Him. Colleagues had pointed her in my direction [I wonder why?!] It was really fantastic to be able to share my faith with her - it was a great boost to my day.

 “I just need to say that this Christianity thing isn’t about religiously following a set of rules, it is about having a personal relationship with Jesus. And He is awesome!” I told her “and can I pray for you tomorrow, when you have to present this?” She seemed  pleased I had said that, and sent me an email later of what she had written, then subsequently emailed to say she’d got really good marks. It was lovely to feel I had been able to help her.


A couple of days later, at my other school, I was rehearsing the nativity play with some four year olds. One child said her [very carefully memorised] line

"And they came to the stable and found the new born King"

and the child beside her spontaneously exclaimed "How great is that?!

Jesus is indeed awesome


  1. I love both of these stories! X

  2. It's so great it's amazing! Fab post really made me smile.

  3. Oh, Angela! You always remember Him. I love that about you.

  4. Wonderful stories-it's so good to have a chance to share Christ. I'll bet that young lady will remember your words to her and prayers for her for a long time.

  5. Thank you for taking the time to post such an inspiring 'pause' .

  6. I LOVE that little child's explosion of joy!

    Like Maggie your post made me smile. :)

  7. It is great when God bursts through unexpectedly

  8. So glad you pointed out that Christianity is about relationship, not rules!


  9. How great are both these things! How great are you x


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