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Creation: God’s First Missionary

The title above was a sign at the 30 metre round Wilpena Pound Panorama in Hawker, S.A.

View From Tanderra Saddle near St Mary’s Peak, Flinders Ranges

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What Am I Doing Here?

There are moments in your life when you think, “What am I doing here?” My wife and I had that thought half way up to a place called “The Saddle” on our way to St Mary’s Peak in the Flinders Ranges. On the way up, there were a few “don’t look down” moments.

The walk had gone from a strenuous hike, to a scramble over rocks, through to white knuckle clasps on protruding rocks, while inching ones way along a ledge. My wife later told me that she should have taken more notice of the rock climbing instructors when she took her girls’ group to the rock climbing centre. When we finally got to the Saddle the views were spectacular. It was worth the angst.

To be perfectly honest, we took this route because it was half the distance of the other route. We thought we would save ourselves 7 kms.

We took the longer route back. It didn’t take us much longer but it was a lot safer!

There are so many lessons in this story. I’ll let you work them out for yourselves.

P.S. I wish I had a photo of us half way up because I don’t think our children will believe us!




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Wilpena Panorama

It are the unexpected joys that one encounters on a trip that are often the highlights. We encountered one this morning. (In fact I wrote this two days ago but we were wireless less)

In the small South Australian town of Hawker, just south of the Flinders Ranges is a beautiful panorama of Wilpena Pound. Painted by local artist, Jeff Morgan, it is a picture of the area from St. Mary’s Peak. It is well worth visiting the website and Jeff’s own page. If you are ever in the area a visit to the actual panorama is a must!

One sign declared, “Creation, God’s First Missionary.”

That about says it all.

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