What a year. I haven't blogged in a while partly I think because the cumulative crap of this year piled up and landed in a heap on me as I reflected on 2008.
Went to UK at end of 2007. Didn't go all that well with my family. Came home to Oz a week earlier than scheduled. Falsely accused and stood down from ministry in my local church. Cleared by authorities but no apology or support from church except for a handful of people.
Ongoing problems with my middle son's autistic developments. Naturally there were tensions in the marriage with all the crap floating around. Where was God in all this?
Even though I feel like the man in the picture stretched to breaking; trying to find a way out of this year in one piece my confidence in God's love has never wavered. I have been pleasantly surprised to find that I have an abiding trust that God is there for me and my family.
I think this is why I find myself at the end of the year attempting church in a pub and driving a taxi because I want to meet people who need to find a deep sense of hope and purpose and tell them about this wonderful God who has loved us and sustained us through 2008.
Thank you to each of you who reads this blog, contacts me on facebook and has shown love and support that has really touched me deeply. Have a wonderful Christmas.