At the end of December Sophie (team leader of Collective) and Kristian (local worship leader) got engaged on a romantic day out to Paris. By way of celebration, on Saturday they hosted an engagement party for family and friends from far and near. The fine location (Colchester Arts Centre), our friend Jason’s event management skills and a fabulous turnout of uber-smart party people made for a fine occasion.
Sophie is in Colchester because of her work with Collective, and Collective are here because nearly 5 years ago I had a conversation with one of the leaders of Innervation Trust about having a band based in Colchester. That one conversation led to a series of meetings, agreement by our Trustees, the miraculous provision of start up funding and our now four year partnership with Innervation. I say none of this to imply any personal credit for Kristian and Sophie getting together – that’s entirely up to them! But for a moment I was awed by the wonder of a long chain of consequences that brought them together.
“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”
What inspiring long chain consequences have shaped your life?