Summer has arrived; at least we think it has. There doesn’t seem to be much of a high weather pattern, with the subsequent hot sunny days, as yet. But we have had some good sunny days and we can’t really complain considering how good it is to live in this area, which is free of the turbulence and trouble in so many other parts of the world.
I, like many others, have been busy reading. There is such a variety of good books to get lost in. There are probably more books that are poor reading at best but we don’t have to waste our time with that.
Philip Yancey and C. S. Lewis are two of my favourite authors (Finding God In Unexpected Places and Pilgrim’s Regress, respectively). I am also reading When God Doesn’t Make Sense (Dr. James Dobson), I Stand At The Door And Knock (Corrie Ten Boom, containing never before published devotionals), Sherlock Holmes And The King’s Evil (Donald Thomas), and The Art Of Racing In The Rain (Garth Stein; an animal lovers kind of book).
Most people have their favourite authors to read and subjects to read about.
Somehow the light to read again has gone on for me and it has been great.
There are other pastimes to consider and spend our days at.
We would wish that they would bring a good result in both the short and long term.
Often it is hard to know how something we invest our time in will turnout but we trust the Lord will help direct our paths.
As we read or do or wait we consider this from the book of Job: “The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning.”
May you discover the blessing of the Lord in these latter days.
Pastor Allan Walker, Qualicum Beach Baptist Church.