Yes, really. it has been 4 weeks. And a very busy 4 weeks. I have just finished my degree from IBI, there have been deadlines to meet, assignments and a dissertation to hand in etc. etc. So I decided to take a break from blogging.
And what a 4 weeks it has been. In sporting terms, John Higgins beat Judd Trump to win the World Snooker, Man U. won the league, Man C. won the cup. Leinster came from behind to win a thrilling Heinekan Cup match, and then lost to Munster the following week in the Magners League. And back to football, Man U lost to a brilliant Barcelona in the Champions League. Not to mention all that happened in other sports!
It has been a historic couple of weeks for Ireland too. The visit of the Queen 2 weeks ago was unbelievable – her visits to the Garden of Remembrance and Croke Park, as well as her few words of Irish are hugely symbolic, and I trust represent a deepening of good relations between Ireland and Britain. Last Monday, Barak Obama visited, calling in at his ancestral home in Monygall, before making a speech to thousands in Dublin, cementing the good relationship between Ireland and the U.S. He then went to the UK to meet David Cameron and the Queen. Once again, this can only be good for both countries and the world.
The one major event I haven’t mentioned is Eurovision. Surely the talking point was Jedward. The least said about that the better!
Throughout these weeks, too, Annmarie and have been seeking God about where we are to go next. I can testify that we have really met with him as we have read his word, prayed and spent time in quiet. Please pray that we will know his wisdom for decisions we have to make.
I believe that throughout this month in many ways, God’s hand has been seen at work. We praise him for that and continue to look to him for the future.
(By the way, Monday Morning Hymn will return next week.)