I am now nearing the end of my period of leave. It was lovely to see old friends up north though 740 miles was a fair trek. I got home to find out I had to sort out some medical matters urgently then within hours was on the train up here to Sheringham. From the Pennines to the sea.
Today I enjoyed a trip on the North Norfolk Railway with a 110 year old loco. It was nice doing railway stuff but also walking down into Weybourne to visit the Priory, see the windmill and walk along the cliffs.
It was good especially to sit by a pond on Kelling Heath, feel the sun on my face and the breeze. 20 minutes before moving on but special and got me singing.
The fact that I have been distinctly under the weather this week (though a bit better) and the constant nag that I should be doing some activity, doing more, seeing more, makes it hard to settle and switch off. I know that God gives peace but too often I feel like I am missing that unhurriedness Jesus had. I have much to learn!
Peace is a challenge for persecuted Christians, though in situations much worse than mine. The external threats they face from families and authorities; the difficulty of finding employment and the rejection by society can really pay a toll. Like Matti on the video below who lost his identity. But so many find peace in Jesus and in the help they receive from Open Doors local partners, funded by you. Thank you!