OK so I braved the traffic in London all along the South circular to NW London to get to Twickenham Convention today. I must admit to getting a bit freaked when the traffic ground to a halt in central London, but eventually got to the stadium. What can I say?
Well I only got to the Sunday pm part of the programme, for the public discourse, "Who are Giving God Glory Today"....handled by a very able speaker. The Stadium was not packed as it seats about 80,000 and I would guess at 40,000 there. The jist of the talk was about recognising Jehovah as the one deserving Glory. The speaker asked us to think of a Rugby sporting fixture held at Twickenham (its there home ground) and look at the pitch and imagine the glory that a player might recieve as he makes a "try" (or touchdown) for his team and the resulting elation he would feel as the crowds explode in applause. He likened this kind of glory with that which we should have for Jehovah and his creation. Many facts and figures followed, (in argument of Creation) and to whom we should accord this praise.
I still sat on the periphary watching, and I didn't see an unhappy bunch of people, I saw all sorts amongst the thousands, is it not right for me to say here that I saw real happiness and warmth in those there? I saw it, I felt it. It was real.
I risk everyone jumping on my back here to tell me how that love evaporates when you are d/f or d/a and the total cutting off of those who stray away. I guess you have to make your choice about where you're going, and what you want. It was after all just my observations today. I still don't see a place for me yet however, guess that will take some effort on my part.