Tuesday 13 September 2022

Tuesday Mini-Blog


Interesting that First Bus let its drivers know of the death of The Queen using te new technology of their Ticketer machines.
The driver, Zac, posted his message on Twitter. After receiving the message, he stopped his bus for two minutes in an simple act of respect for Her Majesty's life and work.

Things were very different in 1538 ...
... when the only communication with the people (some of the posher people!) was by formal proclamation as re-enacted throughout "the nations" over the last few days.

Yesterday afternoon the fbbs spent some time in following activities in Edinburgh, culminating in the service at St Giles High Kirk; deeply moving, especially for Mrs fbb an enthusiastic Scot!

The sermon, quite rightly, focussed on The Queen's deep and personal Faith and her willingness to express that faith publicly, notably at the Christmas broadcasts.
Sermon by him - Right Rev Iain Greenshields, High Heid Yin of the Church of Scotland.

fbb felt surprisingly emotional at the fairly simple service as an expression of God's truth. It included one of fbb's favourite Bible Readings from Paul's letter to the Romans, Chapter 8, of which the following is n extract.

In view of this Good News, what can we say? If God is for us, who can be against us? Certainly not God, who did not even keep back his own Son, but offered him for us all! He gave us his Son - will he not also freely give us all things? 

Who, then, can separate us from the love of Christ? Can trouble do it, or hardship or persecution or hunger or poverty or danger or death? 

No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us! 

For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below—there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Thank you, ma'am, for your loyal and indefatigable service and for your dedication to the Ultimate Monarch, our Father in Heaven. 

The Lord was, and still is, her shepherd as was sung in No 2 hymn.

It seemed ridiculously inappropriate to write about the trivialities of the life temporal after considering so powerfully the life eternal.

Normal blogging will return tomorrow.

 Next In Praise of Devon blog : Tuesday 13th Sept 

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