Counting down the hours

A reflection on what's to come when we rest in God

Counting down the hours

For Jake...and all those longing for a better ending

Sometimes there are no words for loss. Sometimes there’s nothing that anyone can say that can make it all ok. We live in a world where brokenness and hope are in a constant tussle, and often it feels like hope gets pinned down. Sometimes we feel like we’ve lost hope, but hope will never concede. Though Friday saw the anguish of the God man suffer a criminal’s death sentence, Sunday saw resurrection life burst through the darkness. Though we may know sorrow now, we can cling on to hope the anchor for our souls. When we count on Jesus, what we yearn for now, we will fully know then. One day there will be no more pain, no more tears. I’m counting down the hours til that day.

This is a tribute to Jake, for Ffion, and all those longing for a better ending. This little piece could be used for your Remembrance Sunday service, or as a reflection on the hope we have to look forward to, when we count on the one who doesn’t count our transgressions against us.

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You can download this video to share in your church, school service or small group. It can also be used as part of a livestream or recorded service (over 20 minutes in length), but you are not permitted to upload it as a separate video on your socials.


Written, performed, directed and assembly edit by Dai Woolridge

Videography, sound, colour grade and graphics – Jordan Sheehy

Music by The Soundkeeper, ‘As I Heard Them Play Their Symphonies’

Lighting technician – Lewis Spooner

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