A quick glance through my iTunes library, throws up some interesting surprises, not least as it contains not only my choice song lists, but other random tunes downloaded for funerals and other community events. Equally, take a look through my record collection (if you can remember what records look like!), and you’ll find together with vinyl that I cherish, one or two other albums passed on to me.
One such record has a bright red cover and is actually one I bought for my Dad featuring the comic Max Boyce which carries the title; "I know, cos I was there!” This was the punchline which used to finish any one of a number of shaggy dog stories he would tell, featuring observations that occurred in the valleys.
Yesterday, the church celebrated Ascension Day, and as we reflected earlier in church last Sunday, the events recorded in Acts 1 give us great assurance and hope, as Jesus, now seated at the right hand of the Father, has taken all our humanity into heaven. All of our human experience is now known to God, and without doubt, 'He knows, cos’ He was here!’
I pray we may be assured of God’s presence with us, and knowledge of us, over the coming days, both as individuals and (if we are able) as a community together this Sunday.