Something Joyful

Watch this video if you’ve not seen it already to see the power of song.

Actually, if you’ve watched it already, watch it again.

A big joyful shout out to New Zealand and all the New Zealanders that I know.

Rejoice. New life comes. And it comes singing.

As I listen to this, and I’ve heard it over a few times today, I find myself hearing the Great Music behind the singing. It is the sound of Love singing harmonies with Justice – something that is not merely promised in scripture but is also part of what inspires scripture in the first place.

Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away;
for now the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtle-dove
is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away.

(From Song of Songs 2)

As I listen to that singing from New Zealand, I realise afresh that I don’t just want to change the law on marriage. I want to change the world so that that singing is heard day after day after day.

Radio New Zealand

Just waiting to go on air on Radio New Zealand’s morning programme to talk about the Concert for Christchurch which took place last Monday here in Glasgow. It is Sunday there and they are just moving into autumn.

Its amazing that I can be listening to their morning radio show online before I get their call.

Radio NZ is at