You Prepare a Table

7 kms east of Mataranka, 24/6/11

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” (Psalms 23:5)

Last night we found a safe place of rest for our horses by driving from 20 kms, to around 7 kms east of Mataranka. Many people had warned us about fresh water crocodiles in Mataranka and we had to be careful about finding a safe place.

We followed a sign about a thermal pool, and came to a caravan park. The manager was kind enough to find a horse yard for us, and we camped beside it. Then we realized that we were actually at a well known place for holiday makers. Our camping spot was different from the holiday makers, but yet we were allowed to use the facilities (laundry and toilets and showers) of the caravan park with small payment.

It was a favour from God and the people. We felt like we are staying in a five star hotel at the Hawaiian beach. We delayed our departure this morning to enjoy the favour of God fully and spent time in the 30 degree natural thermal pool. It was fresh water flowing from the hot springs.

As we sat in the nice fresh warm water of the thermal pool located right in the middle of a rain forest, I thought about the fresh water crocodiles, which many people had warned us about. We were in fact very close to the river, where there were many crocodiles. And yet we were safe and enjoying the atmosphere of paradise. Then I praised God with Psalm 23: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies (crocodiles). You anoint my head with oil (fresh warm water) my cup (heart) overflows (with joy and thanksgiving).

I never expected that God would give us such a surprise gift during this long journey. God is our loving father, wanting us to be happy and safe under the protection of His wings.

DaeSop Yoon


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June 26, 2011 - 11:22 pm

Jedong Kim - Is here spa? It is beautiful!!!! I believe you had good rest here.

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