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Spirit of the Flame - 70 days following the Olympic Torch
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DAY 2

The Olympic torch moved through Devon today. I lived in Devon as a child. As a family we were the first to move into Broomhill House, a youth /conference centre bought by the South England Conference following a special offering at an SEC church session.

It was a wonderful place to be as a primary school aged child. Open spaces, trees to climb, wildlife to enjoy.

There were about a dozen American student missionaries that stayed at the Exeter church, and as there was one family with kids my age, we enjoyed even more their visit.

Many seemed to play the guitar, and one, Steve Dubose, wrote a song about Devon. The words were something like, "Devon, dresses in your spring fashion, you look so fresh and alive, released from winters cold hands."

The sense of new life in the fields of Devon in springtime for me is memorable. And it is this emerging new life that we can experience now, as we pray during the tour of the UK and Ireland of the Olympic Flame.

May the presence of God give you newness of life, now, and as God fulfils His promises in the future. Keep praying and seeking God with your whole heart (Jeremiah 29:13).

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