I find David Timms to be one of those bloggers who put often read and understood cultural and biblical thoughts into a new light. His latest blog is an example. Just a peak read – the rest of the blog is found at https://davidtimms.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/the-gate-of-the-year/
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” That seems a reasonable and fair prayer. But Minnie Haskins, in her famous poem quoted by King George VI, knew that what we need is not light and understanding, but trust and Presence. Our lives are not transformed by clarity but by confidence. Some of us, of course, believe that clarity is what breeds confidence. But our hope is in the Lord, not any certainties about circumstances.