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by MW Cook

It’s been a while…

Good morning friends! I realize it’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog, so forgive me my faithful readers (both of you)!

I’ve got a few points to get through today, bear with me.

1Pelagianism is rather silly.

’nuff said.

2Preaching is often more beneficial for the preacher, than for the congregation.

I preached over at a beautiful little assembly last night. About five miles east of the middle of nowhere stands a building with the words “Wallenstein Bible Chapel” on the side of it. I can’t remember the last time I met such a joyful, passionate, right-minded group of believers. They made me go 25 minutes over time with all the questions they were asking about Pakistan and the situation there. Praise God for putting encouraging people in our paths! It’s neat, that very morning I was feeling spiritually very dry and disheartened. In the Lord’s supper I read some of the Psalms where David cries out to God to rescue him for the awful pit he’s dug himself into. I prayed that and asked God to restore me to a right fellowship with Him. Sure enough, that evening God provided the encouragement I needed. Praise the Lord, yes?

3Isaac Watts + Sandra McCracken = A Good Thing.

I have found massive encouragement in the Caedmon’s Call version of the song Laden with Guilt. The words are by our hero Isaac Watts, who penned such hymns as Be Thou My Vision and Joy to the World. Here’s a section I want to high-light:

Laden with guilt and full of fears,

I fly to Thee my Lord,

And not a glimpse of hope appears,

But in thy written word

The volumes of my Father’s grace

Does all my griefs assuage

Here I behold my saviour’s face

In every page.

It’s so wonderful to remember that all we need to know from God we can find in His Word. Not a glimpse of hope appears, but in His written word.

4My cat’s an idiot

’nuff said.

5Yay for babies!

Specifically, mine! Ruth is getting more and more pregnant as the days go by. Her belly-button is slowly converting from and innie to an outie and she’s got quite a nice little gut on her now. I’ve had the awesome privilege of hearing the child’s heart-beat and next Monday we go in for an ultra-sound. Pray for us!

That’s it, I’m done for the night. Be good and have fun.

The Cook