Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday My Town Shoot Out for June 8: Interiors

I just read from my Facebook that a school mate Arthur who was much younger than me has become a widower. My first thoughts to him was It's OK to cry. Then I thought of how it was when I was face with bereavement when my baby was dying. I thought of the poem Footprints in the sand my friend Betty Stevens gave to me.

This poem tells of how during our most difficult time, God did not abandon us, but he was carrying us, though it seems he had.

I dedicated these photos of tranquillity to Arthur and his children. May you find solace by crying out to God.

This is an old Church in Singapore. The church I go to Mt Albert Baptist church is modern.  I will post the Auckland Tabernacle which is very old.

This is at 429 Upper Queen Street. the Tab was our home church for more than ten years before we left for Singapore.

We were married in this church,
We were baptised here, and we had our son Andrew's funeral service here.
We made live long friends here.

The organ is a beautiful instrument.

The imposing Baptist Tabernacle at the top of Queen Street was the largest building in the town of Auckland when it was opened in 1886.

My friend Paul Khor took these photos. I have to post the exterior too, to show it's glory.

Friday My Town Shoot Out for June 8: Interiors

Show us something from the inside. 

link to Mr Linky at the Friday shoot out link below.


Bagman and Butler said...

Powerful words...made me pause for awhile in my day to pray...and the photos are beautiful too.

Ginny Hartzler said...

It's always so sad to hear of this. Your church interiors are beautiful! I have known this poem for many years and it is really great!

Unknown said...

How wonderful your dedication to your friend in this loss. I too love that poem FootPrints in the Sand. Beautiful church.

Pauline said...

Beautiful tranquil images and words, a lovely tribute to your friend.

Suzy said...

Lovely pics and beautiful words. I try to remember those words during my sad / low times. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

So sorry for your losses. I can't even comprehend losing a child. Beautiful words and lovely church.

Jama said...

Beautiful interior of the church, co incidentally I too post a photo of a church and mosque. Such places always bring some sense of tranquility in me, even in those not of my faith. I guess that's the result of staying in a multi religion country, one are taught from young always to respect others religions.

Suburban Girl said...

Love the blue and white interior colors. It seems very soothing.

MizzKay said...

Very soothing interiors, churches and chapels and other places of worship wherever they are seem to radiate this as your photos show.