Thought for the Week
I can hardly believe that this time last year we were about to celebrate the Queen’s Baton arriving in Glasgow and we were about to open the XX Commonwealth Games.
Remember Clyde, the fantastic weather... Well, the sun seems to be a distant memory but what I will never forget is the sense of community and the great pride in being from Glasgow, being Scottish in the Friendly Games.
A year on, do we still have that sense of being a community, having a pride in being from our wonderful city?
Here in King’s Park we have a legacy from the Games in that we want to continue to reflect that community spirit in our King’s Park Community Festival.
Tomorrow ( Thursday, July 23) from noon -2pm – commemorating the opening ceremony of the Games 2014 - we will be hosting, hopefully our annual, community festival at King’s Park Church.
Glasgow Life continues to be our main sponsor of this event, along with local businesses so that we can offer entertainment; fun and friendship free of charge, to everyone in our community and beyond.
The magician will be magically reappearing, as will the burgers, ice cream, jelly and bouncy castle. Owl-Magic will be there to wow us with their beautiful owls which we can hold and even touch!
God didn’t make us to be alone. We are born into a family, and we are all his children, his sons and daughters through Jesus Christ. He wants us to enjoy time together, to laugh, cry, comfort and celebrate together.
If we can do community well when it’s the Commonwealth Games, then our challenge is can we do it all the time?
The Commonwealth Games was a reason to be a community, a family together, but God has wanted this from the beginning.
Summer 2014 will always be a fantastic memory for me but what about making it a continuing memory everyday of our lives, not just looking out for number one, but our family, friends and neighbours too. Jesus said that: ‘It is in giving that we receive, and I can tell you first hand that we will always get back far more than we give.’
I look forward to seeing you on July 23. Rev Sandra Boyd, King’s Park Church.