There’s this song . . .

. .  . ‘Awake My Soul’ by Mumford & Sons – it came out years ago. Its opening lines are: “How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes, I struggle to find any truth in your lies. And now my heart stumbles on things I don’t know, my weakness I feel I must finally show”.

In just those few lines Marcus Mumford exposes the truth about our emotions, our thinking and how uncertainty and restlessness can rule parts of our lives. Peace can be elusive.

And we search for answers and peace in a myriad of places. Some are long shots, others look promising, but apart from God all these searches are ultimately futile.

When we baptise people at ABC we use a line of Roman Catholic liturgy; ‘…do you renounce the devil and all his empty promises…’. That’s truth, (true truth as one writer once put it). So let us run to Christ, to the only one who can ever bring peace for us; for our families.


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