Simply delightful day walking with John and Roger all the way to the base of Box Hill.
Some amazing views …
occasionally we could see all the way to the South Downs.
The path eventually passes through a vineyard on the way to the Mole Valley…
Life’s never totally straight forward though and I’m currently awaiting a call back from the hotel to explain why my ‘free upgrade’ has been anything but … although it does rather resemble a monk’s cell I can’t stand up in much of i and I was really up for the double bed I had booked in for..
Great to be here though. Warm, sunny and I’ve been enjoying psalm 84 in the Gideon Bible while I wait for the call.
For the director of music. According togittith. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.
1 How lovely is your dwelling-place,
2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young –
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.
8 Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
9 Look on our shield, O God;
look with favour on your anointed one.
10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favour and honour;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose way of life is blameless.
12 Lord Almighty,
blessed is the one who trusts in you.