God made the nations so they would seek him, perhaps even reach out to him and find him. In fact, God isn’t far away from any of us. (Acts 17:27 CEB Other versions say, ‘feel after Him’, or even ‘grope for Him and find Him’).
Last week I had the joy and privilege of staying for a few days in a friend’s flat in Haarlem while they were away. It was the perfect, secluded place to write and pray and to explore a town I had not been to before. With a population of around 160,000, Haarlem is almost joined with Amsterdam in one of the most densely populated metropolis in Europe. It is a place blessed with a network of lovely canals, and many fine medieval buildings. Continue reading