Saturday, 7 March 2009

Australia

What a country! This is a fantastic place to live and work. Do we really recognise it? Sometimes we're hard on ourselves and are quick to see our failures and weaknesses. Let's resist the temptation to take such a great country for granted.

We have the freedom to worship as we choose. We can live our dreams. We can even go on walk-about. The people are friendly and we have all the conveniences one could want. Do you like the ocean front? This is the place for you. Most coastline I've seen is reserved for the public and not dominated by hotels, private dwellings or commercial establishments.

I like it.

Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)
11 The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Inland is great too

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you will still want to return to the USA when the time comes!!!!! The USA is nearly as good as Australia!

With Holy Discontent said...

The US is no where as good. But then you have to be Australian to understand why. This is my home, if only until my tent perishes and i go to my heavely home. The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit, where the bark falls of trees and the leaves stay on with seasonal change, where rats are as big as horses and hop on their rear legs. Once you come to understand what is good about Australia, then it has a hold on you, and Jim, it will never let you go. You may travel home to the States, but Australia and its people, will always be calling you to return.

I am, you are, we are Australians.

BCA

Jim Knaggs said...

Thanks, HD. I'm feeling it. No doubt about it.

David said...

"Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck. It lives on other people's ideas, and, although its ordinary people are adaptable, most of its leaders (in all fields) so lack curiosity about the events that surround them that they are often taken by surprise. A nation more concerned with styles of life than with achievement has managed to achieve what may be the most evenly prosperous society in the world. It has done this in a social climate largely inimical to originality and the desire for excellence (except in sport) and in which there is less and less acclamation of hard work. According to the rules Australia has not deserved its good fortune."

Donald Horne, "A Lucky Country".

Still applies, Jim. You may have noticed, it's not hard to spot.