May 16 – Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson, a Scottish novelist, was famous for Treasure Island, and Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In failing health, seeking a favorable climate, he chose Samoa, in the South Pacific. Finding that the native chiefs were constantly at war with one another he was gradually able, by kind acts to win their friendship, and resolve their conflicts teaching them to be at peace. To show their gratitude, and to honor him, the Samoans built a highway in his name which they called, “The Road of the Loving Heart.” It still stands today. A plaque explains that the highway was built to please Stevenson because he had brought them joy and peace. Interesting But there is one greater than Robert Louis Stevenson. Jesus, gave His life on the cross bringing eternal peace to troubled hearts everywhere. Paul, in his letter to the Colossians states that Jesus, “made peace by the blood of His cross.” today He offers, “my peace I give to you.”That’s the road of God’s loving heart.

Pastor Alex Rockwell