On the 3rd of September some of the folks from the Tartaraghan and Loughgall congregations met at Portballintrae for our ‘North Coast ramble’. This was the starting point for our walk, and our finishing point was at Dunseverick castle. The walk was approximately seven miles in total.
It was a lovely autumn morning with a fresh breeze blowing. It was great to see some of the younger girls from our congregation coming along for the walk – Mia, Ruby and Holly really seemed to enjoy themselves. They commented on the beauty of the coastline and how they couldn’t understand how some people fail to see that it’s all part of God’s creation.
Two miles into the walk we took up the Giant’s Causeway path along the cliff tops, and as an added bonus we were able to watch the Red Arrows display at the Portrush airshow.
When we reached Dunseverick we had a gourmet picnic-a sandwich and a flask of tea! Sure it’s hard to beat when you have been out walking in the fresh air.
Before the group departed for home, Norman Cornett shared a short thought with us about how God can use even the small and ordinary things. Things that might seem insignificant, He can take and transform into the extraordinary. In God’s hands the small things can make a big difference, in our Christian walk and in our witness to others.
Romans 8v28 (NIV)
“And we know that in All Things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. “
We then closed in prayer.
When I think back to that day and our wee dander, I just think about the beauty and ruggedness-nature at its best; and I give thanks to our sovereign God, the One who has made it all.
Thanks go to Robbie Boyce for organising and planning such a great day out.