|a poor photo looking up Davie Street|
Darkness is still ours in BC while the rest of Canada is up and going. The time change in travel can really be the biggest challenge. However, it was great this morning to be up before 5 and off to get a coffee early. I walked down to the ocean which is about a 30 second walk from the hotel. Now the water isn’t quite warm enough to put your toes in but the palm trees along the boardwalk remind you of how moderate this climate is.
There were many runners out already and in the darkness you hear them coming before you see
I walked back to the room and saw on Facebook that Dave Rayment has gone off to heaven this morning. Another good man goes to heaven I thought. His family will be sad and mourn their loss but he’s away from illness and suffering and how could you want to keep him in this?
I thought again by my own Dad’s early departure from heaven – now 12 years past and in so many ways we would wish him back but not to illness or suffering.
Later on today I’ll fly home to Wendy…Dave has flown to our real home heaven. And what is the entrance to heaven dependent upon? Having sought a relationship with God who so wants to have a relationship with you.
I wonder – why do people resist?
|Sunset over the prairie|
|The summits of several mountains breaking through the clouds|
In my latest flight west I found myself watching the sun set from the Boeing 777. The prairie was dotted with small ponds and the occassional winding river. The time to cross the mountains seem so insignificant especially in relation to the time it takes to drive through them. By the time we came into Vancouver it was dark but the city was well lit.
I didn’t see anyone else with their camera out – am I the only one who takes these photos? I find the view fascinating.