Sunday was packed with good stuff, as usual. Church in Watford – good to see old Harrow friends and welcome the Odediran family officially – was followed by a dash down the M25/M4 to help set up the service in Lower Earley (thanks for choosing the songs, Don).
Then a quick drive a couple of miles away to speak at a Tamil church – first time for me. Such a positive experience. This is a group who have shown much love to Johnson and his boys as they mourned the death of his wife and their mother.
Now we had something to celebrate – welcoming his new wife, Cicely.
The Tamil songs passed over me, but they were sung with joy. Then I had the opportunity to preach (with translation) and try a few words of Tamil given to me by Johnson: “Vanakam” (good afternoon) and “Alaittatarku nanri” (thanks for inviting me). I’m sure I murdered the pronunciation, but they declared themselves pleased with my attempt!
Anyway, this post is by way of saying “thank you” for the invitation and also for the awesome home-cooked Indian food afterwards. Penny was also grateful, since I was given some to take home to her. All-in-all a wonderful day and a fitting way to celebrate and welcome Cicely.
“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favour from the Lord.” (Proverbs 18:22 NIV11)