Thought for the Week

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

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.

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