Coram Deo : Living before the face of God

WynHi, my name is Wyn. I was born in Scotland into a Christian family and I came to accept Christ as my Saviour at a young age. Supported by a loving family and church, it seemed so much easier to practice my faith then. Adulthood brought its own challenges and although, largely due to my own choices, my path has sometimes seemed like a stony, up-hill struggle, God has always been there for me.

‘Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.’ (Lamentations 3:22-23)

Throughout my life, I’ve had many roles; daughter, sister, wife, step-parent, aunt, friend, neighbour, student, teacher, and colleague. But the most important role is as a child of God.

I’ve lived and worked in various fields; administration, radiation therapy, research and development, training, writing, translating, 12 amazing years full-time cruising on a sailboat and almost 20 years in the South of France. I have a passion for music, photography, computing and all things French. It’s fair to say that God has blessed me abundantly.

However, whatever blessing we receive as a result of being a forgiven and redeemed child of God, it’s very important to recognise that with privilege comes responsibility. As much as I am required to live Coram Deo – before the face of God – I also have to live out my life as a witness to others.

‘You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.’ (Matthew 5:14-16)

I now live in Scotland with my much-loved husband and two rather large and boisterous dogs. So here I am trying to be a light in my own small corner of the world. Painfully aware of my own faults and failings, the task seems pretty intimidating but, as a Christian, I lean on God’s strength and not on my own.

The thoughts and opinions shared on this site are entirely my own and I share them in the hope that they may encourage others who are walking the same path.