GOD’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

God’ s excellent adventure — best story in the world!
God’ s excellent adventure — which chapter will we tell?

1. Little David was a shepherd.
He became a mighty king.
When his people were in trouble,
killed Goliath with his sling.

2. Little Isaac, angel promised
— Sarah laughed at what he said.
She was old and didn’t know that
Israel was up ahead.

3. Little Moses, hidden baby,
sister Miriam was there.
Pharaoh’s daughter saw him crying
— she had love enough to spare.

4. Little Samuel, son of Hannah,
in the temple in the night,
got a message to deliver
— could he speak it in the light?

5. Little Jesus in the manger,
shepherds heard the angels sing.
More important than the Caesar:
he’s the greatest, he’s the king!


Dorothy & I had quite a bit of contact with Victor Harbor Lutheran congregation when Detlev Vosgerau was pastor there. We were going to lead the music for a service where the local Lutheran school was involved. The theme Detlev came up with led to this song — another way of relating some of the Bible’ s story, some of salvation history.


2021 - Where do we go from here?

Breezin' along in my Japanese coupe, breezin' along with the windows down. The dog keeps sniffing the air - he's got an empty head but he's alright. We've got time to spare, time to get where, we don't know, and who cares?

And the days go fast and the nights go faster
Lord, where do we go from here?
Lord, where do you want me to be? (© Robin Mann 1972)

Some questions keep on coming, and this is one of them.
The pandemic has put a hold on so much, and while Australia is in a better position than many, uncertainty remains.

Two weeks ago I  finished a song 'In the year that's coming'. It ends with:

May your love shine through us,
every day renew us,
keep on coming to us, 
stay with us
in the coming year.