Thursday, 4 February 2016
Well - what do you make of that?!! He certainly wanted history to remember him!
I suppose all of us wonder what people will remember about us when, in the words of the Salvation Army, we are 'promoted to Glory'.
The newspapers were full of very sincere and heartfelt tributes to Sir Terry Wogan on Monday. He was a man who really seemed to 'connect' with many people.
Last Friday at AFC we held Brenda's Thanksgiving Service. Brenda was a wonderfully warm and encouraging member of our fellowship. In her early eighties she still had great energy and enthusiasm. I never left the table after having a coffee with her without being uplifted. She played a big part in our church's life as in so many other societies and clubs in Amersham and Chalfont. Perhaps no surprise, then, that about two hundred people came to church last Friday to give thanks for this kind hearted lady.
I believe I saw something of Jesus in Brenda - something of his warmth, kindness and laughter.
Isn't there an old gospel song that goes 'Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me...' And that, I would suggest, is the greatest complement that anyone could ever pay us. Although I'm not sure the Duke of Buckingham would agree?!
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