I had seen the group name Delirious cropping up at events, but hadn’t actually seen them, so last year I bought their Farewell Show CD (Live in London).
The song means a lot to me because it lifted me at a very low time in my life.
My wife and I were in a situation where we were being falsely accused of things and aggression was being aimed at us.
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The following Psalm seemed to identify with our situation:
O God, whom I praise, do not turn a deaf ear to me.Psalms 109:1-5 (GW)
Wicked and deceitful people have opened their mouths against me.
They speak against me with lying tongues.
They surround me with hateful words.
They fight against me for no reason.
In return for my love, they accuse me, but I pray for them.
They reward me with evil instead of good and with hatred instead of love.”
What made this situation worse was that all this was coming from a Christian leader.
We felt betrayed and totally numb.
I remember feeling so dead inside and I wasn’t going out much but the words spoke to me.
I started on my Faith Journey in 1976 whilst on my sandwich year from college.
Since then I’ve not been restrained to any one denomination – believing that local Church is always important. Through career moves and life changes this has enabled me to play a part in the Assembly of God Church, Elim, various New Church Groupings, Brethren, Anglican and Baptist Churches.
I am married to Jackie and we live in Cambridgeshire in the UK.