Author Archives: Daniel Martin

About Daniel Martin

My name is Daniel Martin, I am 25 years old, I have been married to my wife Lucie for 4 years. I am a Pastor at Destiny Church Wakefield and a part time music teacher in Bradford. Last year I completed (with my wife) my degree in theology and biblical studies. I love any outlet to be creative. I love writing music and song lyrics. I love to paint and draw however I don’t get to do much of that. My creativity has also brought me recently to building my own guitars. A process which I must learn much more about!

Lock-down Blues

What a strange time it is right now don’t you agree
I think the word they use is unprecedented I believe
I’ve got somethings in my head I put them in a song
To make you smile and think I promise it won’t be long

Folks riding bikes that they forget they bought 3 years ago
Cupboard running shoes unworn but now they’re looking old
I can’t tell if our pets are thankful for the walks
Or if 20miles a day is too much I’m sorry sausage dog

We, we can see this will pass us by eventually
We, we can choose to be generous in our lockdown blues

I’d like to personally thank Joe Wicks for all he’s done
I didn’t know I was so unfit till this begun
How does he keep his living room so nice and clean?
Instead of exercise show us your hoovering routine

Haircuts from horror films have started to become the norm
You know what I mean get the scissors out when you are bored
Maybe it’s the year my mate Steve will be on trend
Just remember being bald is beautiful my friend

I’ve exhausted Netflix, amazon they were a must
What good timing that was I think Disney plus
5pm BBC. Nations new favourite show
Nodding like I understand, my wife will never know

On a real note Id like to say NHS…
Thank you so much for helping us with this mess
So many lives affected I’m sure we’ll never know
I feel so helpless, but I can clap at 8 and stay at home

For all the people who have lost someone at this time
I pray God’s peace upon you every night
Together if we stand up we will see this through
Just remember that we are here for you.

Know Unknowable

Our love is one.

You may think about unity.

But not this time.

No.

Our love is one.

The digit.

The number.

God’s love is not two.

Not the number.

Not the digit.

It is not our love plus one.

It does not fit with our equation.

It does not equate with our consideration.

We cannot consider that God’s love is our love plus one.

It is surpassing.

It is beyond.

Unknowable.

Untamed.

Unshaken.

Relentless.

Uncontrollable.

Paul says we cannot grasp,

But we should grasp

He says we cannot know,

But we should know

How can we know the unknowable?

Tame the untamable,

Control the uncontrollable

Like looking through a keyhole

Like a raindrop in the ocean

It is not our love plus one

Is there answer?

Is there a way?

Revelation.

Not to the finite mind but through the infinite Spirit.

Given by God, poured out through Jesus, revealed by Spirit

The only way to

Know unknowable.