One of the great experiences of visiting a river town is a boat trip. Each year, more than 400,000 people visit the famous English town of Cambridge (our cover picture), and many will at some stage enjoy a trip on the river Cam in a flat-bottomed boat called a punt. It can be very restful and enjoyable, especially when combined with a commentary explaining the colleges and beautiful gardens that can be seen so well from the river.
But punting is not as easy as it looks, as many have found out! This is rather like our lives. Life is never as easy as it looks. We need to learn the basic rules to life, and put them into practice. The Bible gives us the rules for living and these instructions come from the God who created us and understands us better than we know ourselves.