Friday, August 04, 2006

Adelphoi

Tonight, i guess hundreds of thousands of men, and slightly fewer women, believers and unbelivers, are getting ready for the start of an adventure. This adventure is known to most as 'the football season'. It's kind of like new years eve for football supporters, only, we don't get the time off, or any sort of party. There was a time when i would have stood shoulder to shoulder with these people, the season ticket holder at Walsall, the badge seller at Bury, the chippy owner at Boston, my brothers. But thats not the case. At least, not amongst the unbelivers in that number.

Today, i got the most exciting email from UCCF. It was contact details for all the other Relays for 06/07. Most of these are just names now, except in the south-east, which Reading more or less owns, but these people are my brothers and sisters. These are the people who i'll spend the next ten months standing shoulder to shoulder with for the glory of Christ, the sake of the Gospel. Amongst this list of names are some people who will become close close friends. Some of them are already some of my best friends! Someone said that there is more in common between Christian strangers than there is between unbeliving friends. I can't wait to meet these guys, to worship with them and by encouraged with them...

5 comments:

Jonny:) said...

YEAH

Go Royals!!!!!

Paul said...

Reading owns the South East?

Grrrrr...

You wait a couple of years, Surrey will have taken over :)

Paul said...

Actually, more interesting is the fact that three people from my little hometown of Haywards Heath are on Relay this coming year. And I think we're all from different churches...

FloydTheBarber said...

For sure Paul...the Surrey take over starts here :-)

Daniel said...

I like that. I'm going to go and read the contact detials again now!

Dan