This is the view I’ve been enjoying for the last week. We are here once again camping by the creek on my parents’ farm just outside of Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia, with two other ministry families. It is a refreshing time! There are 6 adults and 9 children aged 8-17, and Mia the Maremma (dog). We have been exploring the book of Esther and devotional treasures from John Piper. Swimming, cards, reading and puzzles are the regular activities, as well as eating! We even have a shower operated by a car battery and a flushing real toilet!
Wherever you are I pray that your future hope lies not in the resolutions you make or keep, or in the happiness of circumstances that come your way. Rather may your hope lie in the good news of Jesus Christ and the salvation he won for you.
I pray (in the words of Larry Crabb):
“You will see Him clearly to the degree you clearly see your need for him, not for the blessings of a good life now but for the forgiveness that guarantees you your best life forever.”
(66 Love Letters, p.186)