I’ve had a hard day. Seriously! I won’t go into detail about certain parts of it because it’s unfair to those involved, but suffice to say it was emotionally draining. To the point I walked across the ham in shorts and a t-shirt in the middle of an icy rain shower. That was uncomfortable. But on the way, I stopped for some reason and looked back, then looked forward and realised that by pure ‘coincidence’ I had stopped EXACTLY where the rain stopped. I thought it was weird, but the rainbow was pretty. I kept walking and sat down for a few minutes at the far side – nothing but blue sky in front of me, huge rainclouds behind me. It was only on the walk -back- that I realised what it meant. Only when I looked through the rain, when I looked directly -at- what had previously caused me such discomfort could I see something of such magnificent beauty – the rainbow. Only when it rains can you see a rainbow.
Apart from all that though, let’s go through a bit of my day because it was very interesting for the most part.
I got up at about 6 o’clock having had more or less two hours of sleep and whacked a few golf balls at a men’s breakfast organised by church. We had breakfast after hitting the golf balls and it was very delicious. We then heard a powerful testimony from a guy who had been a cocaine addict and quit -cold turkey- from a £500 per week habit thanks to christianity. I am still quite sceptical about christianity personally, but unlike some sceptics I know when NOT to take something that powerful away from somebody. To take someone’s faith is to take their life, and that is something I am not prepared ever to do. Today’s testimony reinforced that viewpoint for me, so even if I choose not to follow Christ I know I’ll never stop anybody else doing so.
I also watched Star Wars episodes III, IV, V and half of VI. Rekindled an old love of the films, it did. Grateful for that, I am. Speaking in OSV, I enjoy. Stop, I will. Ok seriously, I will now. 😛
Anyway that about wraps it up, feel free to leave comments (if it’s working yet – I’ve been fiddling…) or email me.