A Glimpse of Paradise
In 2005, I had the delightful pleasure of visiting Lake Tekapo whilst travelling the South Island of New Zealand.
Situated on the edge of the lake, the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ is a little cutie that has to be seen to be believed.
It’s supposedly the hardest church to give a sermon in – mainly because the view behind the pulpit lulls the congregation into a dazed episode of private ecstasy.
But I figure the clergy shouldn’t worry about this too much because being seated in that church and looking out onto the lake as it is framed by the stone walls, is a spiritual experience in itself.
They still hold services here and the waiting list for wedding ceremonies is lengthy.
The lake itself is a large expanse of flat water with ever-present ripples in distinctly blue water. And it so clean you feel drawn to fall forward and be embraced by the clear flow – I mean… you can see all the way to the bottom at the shallow end!!!!
An entry in my travel journal reads:
Ah, the lake … the lake. What a supreme experience!
I watched someone jet-skiing in the middle of it and shared their exhilaration to have lived to see such a place: to have observed it with my own senses; to be able to say “I was there” and count that experience as one of my life’s achievements.
If you’re ever passing this way, do yourself a favour and stop awhile.
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