What was lovely was that their act of blessing, carried out with gentle humour and kindness by brother-in-law (and minister) Paul Beautyman, was right there in the middle of the cÃ¨ilidh. That particular moment of asking God’s blessing was there in the midst of the other everyday things of life, there in the midst of the dancing, and eating, and drinking, and chatting and laughing. And that’s where God should be. That’s where the church should be. I know that this evening was about Douglas and Rachel and about them being blessed, but I felt blessed too by being there.
Congratulations on your engagement Douglas and Rachel. May God bless you … erm, and all who sail in you.
(That’s not right, is it! I wish I’d paid more attention at TISEC!)