Friday, August 14, 2009

New Every Morning

God fills our world with colour on a daily basis: the flash of a bird’s wing, green lawns, the soft blush of a pink rose. I captured this sunset at one of the beaches in Christchurch last week. The colours were absolutely amazing and the whole area was bathed in a pink haze. I just happened to be in the right area at the right time. It was a fleeting beauty, only lasting ten minutes, but that’s the wonder of God. Just as His mercies are new every morning, so too are the glories of creation. Each day brims with hope and promise; an adventure unfolding, the excitement of not knowing what will be next. This sunset reminded me to look for God in everything, everywhere. I’d like to encourage you to do the same.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Life is a Journey

Pleasant Places
I love this verse from Psalm 16:6 (NIV) The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

As I sit in my room this morning and watch the sun reflecting off the snow-covered Southern Alps, I realise how blessed I am. I have a home to live in, food to eat and a car to drive. I'm surrounded by a family that loves me and good friends are always on hand to go out for coffee and some fun.

On July 16th, it will be exactly 3 1/2 years since we left South Africa. That was undoubtedly one of the worst days of my entire life ... but as I look back on all the sacrifices we made, I see that God has given us immeasurably more in exchange.

Life is a journey and if we allow God to navigate our way, the rewards will be so much greater than if we choose our own paths.

At Durban Airport as we said goodbye to friends before leaving for New Zealand