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Thursday, January 27, 2005

AUSTRALIA DAY!

Yesterday was Australia Day and it was a public Holiday. On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip celebrated the first Australia Day with his fellow officers when they "drank the King's health and success to the settlement". And we did it in different ways: at picnics, at concerts, at pubs, in restaurants, backyards and in the loungeroom in front of the TV watching the tennis or cricket.

As for me and my family, it was so good just to relax and have a barbeque, but at the same time I was thanking the Lord for bringing Jean and I to this country in 1970, when we were so young (I was 26, Jean 25, Meg 3 and Bonnie 2, and Jeannie and Janet were added on the way).

It was tough at first having to leave our family and friends in Scotland but we did it. We soon made new friends and a new life, but it wasn't until we got saved that our lives really became new and the Lord Jesus has brought so many good things into being...
2 Cor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

I give all the Glory to the Lord on behalf of my family and yesterday just reminded me of the importance of Christ in our lives.

God bless you and your's,
John

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