There are times when I am amazed at the opportunities which are ours just because we are Salvation Army officers. We’ve recently been able to be in Bermuda as part of our roles within TSA. With January in Palm Desert (on vacation) and now Bermuda in February we feel like we’ve been missing some of the worst parts of winter.
The island is beautiful and it’s turquoise waters really give it a magical appeal. The weather has been enjoyable and the company great.
Even today – our last day – we went for a walk along the beach which is right in front of our hotel room.
While the day started off rainy, the sun emerged and provided us with a nice way to end the experience here.
Sunday was terrific experience as we united in worship and the hall was filled with energy! It concluded with a wonderful victory at the Mercy Seat. I love being in a room where the Spirit of God is transforming lives. That’s how it was.
I am including just a few photos from our time here. Enjoy and go to my You Tube channel to see some of the videos.
I am not meaning to sound heretical at all, but having just returned from Alberta and the beauty of God’s creation it is easy to think that if God was choosing somewhere to dwell it might be right here. The Psalmist often talked about lifting this eyes to “the hills” and in viewing the spectacular features of the geography was reminded that his help came from the Maker of Heaven and earth. Mountains have that kind of impact upon people, especially when the birds call out, the stream flows by peacefully and the stillness of the moment is not interrupted, as most of our moments seem to be now, by the roar of industrial life.
In case I have not been entirely clear, I do not believe for a moment that God lives in a geographical location – far from it. The truth today for anyone who is willing is for God to reside in our “hearts” – that is the center of our being. God’s greatest creation is, of course, you – me – the man or woman made in His image.
A few years ago – well quite a few – Wendy and I were driving across Saskatewan in the middle of winter. While it was cold – really cold – it was sunny. We were passing farm after farm that was deserted, left to rot in the elements. I decided to stop and take a few photos that testify to a once active home life with children, farm animals and a working family.
I enjoyed those days of travelling across the prairies and while the time to travel was sometimes a challenge in the midst of other challenges in the schedule it was fascinating to see other parts of Canada.
When CTV aired their first season of The Amazing Grace Canada I was amazed that everywhere the contestants went I had been at some point in the past few years.
What a wonderful country we live in. The geography is incredibly diverse. I hope you get to see more than your corner of it!