Describe your ideal rest day. What does it look like? Perhaps it is full of adventure, or is it on the more peaceful side with a good book and cup of tea? I love hiking, and a couple of times each year I kiss Leanne goodbye and head to my favourite national parks for a day trip by myself. I use the day to marvel at God’s creation and enjoy some extended fellowship with him. Sometimes I write poems when I take a break to just be still and admire the view. I wrote this reflection surrounded by water at Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula. I was inspired by John 1 and the truth of the incarnation. I pray that this encourages you to remember that you can be creative as you like in your walk with the Lord.
 
‘God became man, took on flesh and bones
In a breathtaking display of humility
Exchanging the glories of his heavenly throne
To journey beside lowly you and me
As our Lord walked this dusty earth
He brought restoration everywhere he went
His invitation is that of new birth
From the Father that invitation is sent
“Come” says the Lord, “believe in my name”
You shall never hunger or thirst again
Through me alone eternal life is supplied
My cross saw the Father’s wrath satisfied
Christ died and received the penalty for our sin
So that through faith in his name we may rest safe in him
Our sin effaced, present, future, past
Reconciled to the Father at last’

 

Luke Pedersen

Luke Pedersen