Today the congregation at Noddfa had a well earned break from me. I went to the neighbouring Valley to preach morning and evening at a sister church, Blaina Evangelical. We had a wonderful day together and on the way back stopped off at Six Bells Abertillery for our 30 day wild challenge. I told the boys we were going to walk with a giant!
We walked through Parc Arael Griffen to the magnificent Guardian statue. The Parc also features rivers, ponds and grasses, with spectacular views, much was fenced off for a conservation project to encourage lizards to the area.
The Guardian is a memorial for the local colliery disaster that killed 45 men in 1960. It is an impressive figure staring down the valley. It reminded me of Ezekiels vision.
“high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell face down, and I heard the voice of one speaking.” Ezekiel 1:26-28