Why? Why? Why?

Why? Why? Why?


We all know that life has its ups and downs ...

... We expect that, why wouldn’t it? We’re accustom to the rollercoaster ride, as life throws us it’s curved balls and we bat them back as best we can. We’re keeping on in there, keeping fighting through, keeping our heads above water. That’s just the way it is, right? Life knocks us down and we climb back up and carry on, bruised, but not broken.


Sometimes, we have that unexpected breakthrough!

Sometimes, we actually win one! We hit the mark and come away with the prize! Sometimes, everything just falls into place, unexpectedly, but we grasp it with both hands, maximising the opportunity. We smile and we laugh, with family and friends, as we recount it together. We have a new spring in our step, feel energised and ready for the next win!


But what if it’s not like that?

What if the breakthrough never comes? What if we get knocked down and can’t get back up? What if we’re drowning, too far from the shore to swim?


What if the good times are just a distant memory?

You remember playing as a child, laughing and joking with your friends, everything before you ... hopes, dreams and possibilities. Now, though, it just feels like the rug has been pulled out from beneath your feet! ... all that potential evaporated! Somehow, it just doesn’t seem fair.


As you stare through empty eyes you don’t know how to smile...

... you can’t even remember how to laugh.


If this is you, if you’ve been there, or if you're there now, I have good news for you -

It doesn't have to be this way!


However impossible it looks, to go forward right now, you still can, but maybe it’s time to enlist a little help!

Just like a wounded soldier on the battlefield, you need others to rally around and give you some support right now.
You’ve fought an amazing battle, if it were not for your efforts others would have gone down too!

But, right now, you need others... to rally around you and lift up those weary arms, to share the burden.


Maybe it’s our turn to come alongside you ...

to dress the wounds and to set you back on your feet.

Maybe it’s not so much about ‘why?’, but more about ‘when?’






cartooon bus

Two Tickets to Ride!

Just like you, we’ve been on a long journey to get to where we are now. As Christians, we’ve read the Bible and prayed to God, to lead and direct our path. In our minds, however, being ambitious and focused, we want to hop on the fast train, the one that goes from A to B without even stopping at C along the way. We’ve wanted then to roll up our sleeves and get stuck into all God has called us to do, to run the race and grasp the prize!

Our God, however, had different plans for our journey. He’d specially prepared a bus, not just any bus, but the one that goes around the houses, picking up others along the way. Some hop on and after a brief rest, hop off again, getting back to their day. Some climb on carrying heavy baggage, then slump into a seat, staring into space, for the entire journey. Sometimes, someone sits with us for part of the journey and we strike up a conversation. We chat together, listening, as they share their journey, whilst we chug through the countryside and into the suburbs. The ride feels a little easier, lighter, as we talk together, our conversation as diverse and varied as the journey itself. Sometimes we stand and offer our seats to those less able than ourselves, whilst hanging on to the straps and feeling the force of every bend in the road.
Our bus shakes and rattles as it wends and grinds it’s way over hills and through dales, stopping to wait as school children are shepherded across the road, with the flash of a lollipop, into the school gates. It stops again, at roadworks, whilst a man in a high-vis vest waves a digger into the road, then back onto the verge again. It feels like we are running way behind schedule and yet we arrive at each stop at precisely the right moment.
CLICK, CLICK, CLICK… our bus is just pulling into a stop now! It’s been hailed by a lone individual, stood holding their bags, at the road-side. Will it be you that climbs aboard? Will you come and sit on the seat by me? I’m glad I didn’t just catch that ‘fast train’!