Though there’s pain in the offering, blessed be your name – James 1

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name1

Blessed be your name in the road marked with suffering

Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield, Sunday 14 October 2018


A tired day at church.

Linda and I had arrived home at 2.30am after holidaying on the Costa del Sol. I went to church alone leaving her to a well-deserved sleep in. Still the afternoon continued the Spanish tradition of Siesta, so no sleep has been caught up on.

The service theme was from James chapter one, which is preaching to the converted to me, being disabled with arthritis, walking with crutches, diabetic and with the added complication, Christianity is living a life of trials. “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,2” is normal life to me. When Curate Steve asked if when as you get older and face the aches and pains of later life can you still say you count it all jor my mind said: “Yes, in spades.”

It’s not about me.

If you read my blogs I am probably boring you now, It’s not about me or it’s not about you has become a bit of a mantra. In any case I am a lousy Christian, but I have a relationship with a fantastically good God.

Blessed be the name of the Lord.

1 © Beth Redman and Matt Redman. Used without permission under fair usage.
2 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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