During worship at Heart and Soul (The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland's celebration in Princes Street Gardens) today, I couldn't find a seat in the arena, so sat on the periphery under some trees. That only added to the awesomeness of the worship experience. Because there were folk wandering through these public gardens who hadn't intended to worship but who found themselves drawn in, surrounded by folk singing God's praises.
I was particularly enthralled by the Jambo's fans who, after parading their victorious team and their colours down the Royal Mile, wandered through the gardens and found themselves bang in the middle of a worship fest. Lost in a little reverie about this, I then realised that the Moderator was speaking about how Jesus always welcomed those on the periphery. The Church of Scotland - mirroring Christ today. Thanks be to God.