Thought for the Week

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

As I looked up at the wee green hill be­tween West­burn and New­ton there was an un­usual ob­ject on the sky­line.

Some­times you see deer up there or peo­ple walk­ing dogs but this was nei­ther of those.

So I ran up to see what it was and found a fold­able camp­ing chair. I laughed at the thought of some­one lug­ging it up there just so they could sit and en­joy the view. But why not? You can see all over Glas­gow to the Camp­sies and Ben Lomond so it’s a bril­liant spot, sur­rounded by trees, a gen­tle breeze and nu­mer­ous wildlife.

We are not used to think­ing of Cam­bus­lang, Ruther­glen, Half­way, New­ton or West­burn as being among the most scenic spots in Scot­land.

Yet the Bi­ble tells us that there is no spot on the earth that God does not look upon and see its good­ness. God knew what he was do­ing when he made our com­mu­ni­ties and, no mat­ter hu­man van­dal­ism, ne­glect or stu­pid­ity, they still re­main beau­ti­ful.

So where else in our area would you like to leave a camp chair and en­cour­age oth­ers to en­joy this good cre­ation?

I would have a camp chair on the pave­ment at the top of Snae­fell Av­enue in Burn­side or a view­ing gallery in some of our high-rise flats. Peo­ple should know more about walk­ing past Loa­nend up Pech Brae and there’s a bril­liant small road up to East Kil­bride from East Green­lees road.

There are fan­tas­tic stretches on the Clyde Walk­way. The walk from Cam­bus­lang un­der the M74 bridge is a par­tic­u­lar favourite and, of course, the new bridge at the Cun­ningar loop.

Those would be some of my favourites. What about yours? Neil Glover Flem­ing­ton Hall­side Church

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