The Yorke Peninsula

So the weekend is over and a new week is here. On Sunday I preached two messages, as is becoming my custom here in Wallaroo. Sunday morning’s message was on Judges 5, titled, “Worthy of Praise”. Sunday nights message was on Luke 5:17-26, titled, “Jesus Has Authority to Forgive Sins.”

On Sunday night we had a particularly large crowd. We had to bring in extra chairs and I even had to sit over in the corner during the singing. I think word is getting out that there is a “Yank” in town, so they may be coming to check me out. Regardless of motive, I am glad that people are coming to hear the Word of God. Of course, my job is simply to be faithful to preach the truth. As Dr. MacArthur told us in seminary, “You take care of the depth of your ministry, and God will take care of the breadth.”

On Monday I decided to take it easy. After grinding away for the last several weeks I have come to see the importance of taking a day off to rest (hmm, sounds biblical). In light of this pressing need, I have decided to devote my Monday’s to doing something outside. I like to read and study but sometimes you got to put the books down and do something else.

So on Monday after lunch I decided it was time to begin exploring the Yorke Peninsula. The Yorke Peninsula is a small boot sized sliver of land that sticks out the bottom side of Australia. It really does look like a boot, kind of like Italy. Locals say “It’s the only leg Australia has to stand on.” From top to bottom it is 160 miles (257 km). Small towns dot the entire peninsula, most of which are on the coast.

Since I only had a few hours I traveled to Port Victoria, about 100 km south of Wallaroo. I drove down Main Street, which ended at a peir, and I only saw a few people walking around. Although there weren’t many people there, it was a pretty spot. There was a fairly large camp ground area, and lots of vacation homes. I also spoted several boats manuvering around. Dad would have been jealous.

Directly west off the coast was Wardang Island, which is known for causing ship wrecks. Australian law prohibits recovery of the sunken ships so they are still out there in the water, marked by buoys. From the peir you could see another small  peninusla off the north that is designated as Aboriginal Land.

As the sun set I began to make my way back to Wallaroo. Man I need to do more of this exploring stuff.


One Response to “The Yorke Peninsula”

  1. edward bunnell Says:

    Where 2 or more are gathered together in MY name, there I shall be among them. (or something like that—it is in the new testement).

    Also in the NT Jesus tells us not to worry about our words. HE will supply them for us.

    God gave us both ears and eyes and he expects us to use them to HIS GLORY! Our minds are to be used for meditation. (As man thinketh in his mind—so is he)/love you Brian. Reach out when the opportunity comes/pop.

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