Day 3 of Walk 2022
The beautiful sunrise set the day up with the reminder of the Risen Lord meeting the disciples on the seashore.
Day 2 was a true blessing, meeting Laura who was in distress looking for her puppy, asking for our prayers. We then met our dear friend Michael Stone, with his reassuring presence and words of encouragement.
We followed the Causey Mounth Way up to Portlethen where a sign post blown by the wind pointed us off course. We drifted 6 miles before returning to the path. We took the wings and flew to Stonehaven.
Stonehaven was in grief loosing Allan. Allan is a friend of Nigel, a gifted drummer, very intelligent and dynamic, a sensing soul. Amu and I played with him at a Charity event in Blue Lamp in the Gallowgate. Allan took his life during an episode of distress two weeks ago and it was his funeral that plunged the community into grief. Many attended the celebration of his life and it was a blessing to meet several people in Stonehaven, afterwards. One in particular was Sarah, a colleague of Allan at the Stonehaven Leisure Centre. Sarah fed us with some amazing Carrot and Coriander soup. Connected us to the staff at the Leisure Centre who were pleased to see us and were most compassionate.
The whole experience of loosing Allan, sharing in the grief of the loved ones and listening to people heightened my sense to the need for care and support of people with mental health issues and reinforced one of the purposes of this walk for Healing, Peace and Revival. Please pray that the Peace that the risen Christ proclaimed will be real to every human soul, especially those who suffer deep distress of the soul.