What kind of love is this?

What kind of love is this

to call a man Lord

then betray Him

with a kiss?

how could we

lay palms at His feet

then hang Him

on a tree?

how could love

turn away

and leave Hum

to die

in agony?

what love could this be

that left Him to cry

why have you

forsaken me?

This is the love

our Lord gave

to save us from

the grave.

give thanks then

with joyous praise

for the love

that came to save.

W. R. Turner


I heard a Tale

I have heard
that on a silent night
when angels sang
a child was born
and love began
to live among us.

I heard that
shepherds were told the story
of salvation
a gift of hope
for every nation.

I heard that wise men
followed a star.
they came from
lands far away
to see a child
born in a stable.

I heard that a girl
was the mother of the
son of God.

Is this what
the shepherds saw,
and made the wise men
kneel in awe?

I hope it is true
that this is what our saviour
came to do.
to redeem our world
and make
all things new

What a gift
we have
been given
that in His name
we have a place
in heaven.

hello my friend we meet again

I think it means preparation or getting ready for the arrival of someone important.

\I sometimes wonder if people understand what advent really means.

Sometimes the way people prepare for the arrival of someone can be very serious or utterly ridiculous.

For example; I remember that wonderful song from the musical Godspell.

The song was ” Prepare ye the way of the Lord” This was about being

prepared for the arrival of the Lord Jesus. A very serious event.

On the other hand, you get the ridiculous situation in Walt Disney’s

Alice in Wonderland, where you find the playing cards painting the

roses red because the queen does not like white roses.

It is one thing to make sure that everything is just right for the

arrival of an important person. But sometimes I think we can

go too far. I sometimes wonder if Her Majesty thinks that the world

smells of fresh paint.

Many years ago I worked on the platforms of a certain railway station.

Her Majesty was expected to arrive at or pass through the station.

On the platforms were inspection covers for cables that were running

under the platforms.

These were only a few inches deep. nonetheless certain people

cams along and welded the covers shut. I have a vivid

picture in my mind of two inch high terrorists leaping out of the

inspection covers and attacking Her Majesty’s ankles.

it might have frightened the corgis but not much else.

This sort of preparation is about the physical arrival of

someone important. I think that the bible speaks about advent

as a spiritual preparation. preparing our hearts and minds

for the arrival of the Son of God. This goes far beyond

putting on a show. We are not preparing for for the arrival of

some ordinary human just like us. But he is the Son of God

come to put right that which was wrong.

To restore us to our rightful place as the Children of God.

Therefore advent,as i understand it, is a time of spiritual preparation.

Waiting for our Lord to come and redeem us.

At least I hope that makes sense.

If I am wrong just remember I am an idiot.

Nice talking to you again. see you around.



Go gently

go gently into that clear light
where love dwells
and fear is
put to flight.

Go peacefully to that quiet rest
where grace lives
and best in us 
is blest.

go joyously home to heaven.
Where pain is gone
and all that was wrong 
is forgiven.
Do not look back
to where you were.
look with joy to were
you are.
For the place you are
Is by grace your place
in heaven.
go with my love
and remember me.
for were you are now
we both shall be.
W. R. Turner.

Let Me Be

let me be who I am.
I may not think the way you do.
I may not see the world as you see it.
after all I am still a person
just like you.
your cruel laughter makes you less
not me.

Do not shun me.
my illness is not contagious.
your mind will not
become like mine.
you cannot catch
my illness.
your fear just makes me lonely
and friendless.
I am lost in isolation.

Do not pity me.
I am not less than you.
For all my ills,
I am human and not
ashamed of who or what
I am.

So let me be.
For all my faults.
I am still a part
of He.