June 19 – Road of the Loving Heart

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In poor health, he sought quiet and rest In Samoa, an Island in the Pacific Ocean. However, he soon found that the chiefs were constantly at war with each other. Gradually, Stevenson won their trust and friendship and taught them to be at peace. In appreciation, after his death in 1894, they built a road through the jungle which today is called “The Road of the Loving Heart” and below it a plaque saying it was in honour of Stevenson, who had brought them joy and peace. But there is One greater than Stevenson, who has demonstrated His love, and through His sacrifice on the cross, offers peace with God. Paul described it as follows- “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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