Back in November I gave a few personal reflections on recent events at The Tron from the perspective of a newcomer. There are so many things that merit mention, but from the long list of possibles here are four things that have struck me with particular force during the last year since Annie and I moved up to Glasgow.
1) The Tron is a tremendously encouraging congregation to belong to!
No doubt we could all think of aspects of congregational life that are not ideal, not quite as we would like them to be. This is always so in any normal church family. I am also sure that there is anger at the unfairness of losing the Buchanan Street building. I have only been here eighteen months and I feel the loss; goodness knows how one feels if one has been here twenty years (far less sixty!). So, yes there are negatives but, brothers and sisters, the positive things about this congregation more than outweigh all of these. In difficult times it is easy to take one’s eye off the good things, so let me remind you of a few of the very best things, things that a newcomer can’t help but notice about you.