The Great Ocean Road

The most famous site is the Twelve Apostles.

Exodus 30:1-38

Reference: ““Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.” ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭30:30‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: The Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia is a beautiful part of the world. The road weaves along the western side of its coastline.

The most famous site is the Twelve Apostles. These are rock formations of varying sizes that are visible from the shore. While there have never been twelve, and they have been called a number of things, the Twelve Apostles is the name that stuck.

Thousands of people flock to see this famous part of our coast. A special viewing platform has been constructed and there’s now a tourist centre just across the road.

A few months ago I was in the area and thought I would pop in to see them. There were so many people visiting, however, that I couldn’t get a car park so I just continued on my journey.

The interesting thing I find about the Twelve Apostles is that while they are the most famous part of our Shipwreck coastline they are not alone.

Along the same stretch of coast there is Loch Ard Gorge, the Grotto, Gibson’s Steps, the Blow Hole, London Bridge… all different rock formations and places along the Great Ocean Road. While the Twelve Apostles is the most famous, once you delve a little deeper you will find many more sites to see.

Application: This same situation happens when I read the Bible. I may go to a book that is famous for a particular story, but once I enter into its pages I discover there is actually a whole lot more to read and learn.

Exodus is most famous for the Israelites escaping Egypt and the 10 Commandments. But once you start reading the whole book you realise these famous parts are only the beginning.

God gives the Israelites so much more than just escaping and a set of rules. It’s not until we’re willing to go and be immersed in the pages that we realise the depth and wealth of instruction God gave His people.

Don’t just skim across the books of the bible, or just focus on the famous stories. Delve into each chapter as you may be surprised at what you learn.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for the depth and breadth of Your word. As we delve into all parts of it may we know You more and more. Amen.

What have you learned from God’s word lately?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.