A group of 19 enjoyed a lovely walk through the leafy North Shore suburb of Greenhithe on a warm sunny
afternoon. We did our usual in-circle intro and prayer outside the Greenhithe shopping centre, then set
out on our walk at 2:10pm. Going along Greenhithe Rd and Churchouse Rd we came to Wainoni Park, home
to a pony club. We could see some of the equine residents. From there we went on past a stormwater pond
to come to Te Wharau Creek Esplanade Reserve. We came back through Wainoni Park, and we stopped for our
break at the carpark near the entrance.
Ian gave a reading from The Word For Today for our devotions - A ‘sympathy breakthrough’. Even in
the situation of war, acts of compassion supersede the conflict. Most sympathy breakthroughs are triggered
by eye-to-eye contact which displaces hand-to-hand combat. Have you ever had a sympathy breakthrough?
If not, pray for one. The apostle Peter says: ‘Clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness,
humility, gentleness and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends
you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
We went on through the Churchouse
Esplanade Reserve, a bush track dropping down to cross a stream and go up the other side. Back on the
road again, we did the Kingfisher Grove loop, admiring some pohutukawa trees in flower. We then went
on through Orchard Reserve with its Community Heritage Trees. From there we carried on through some back
streets and finished back at the shopping centre at 4:15pm.