Today I travelled to London to attend a meeting about a festival that is happening in London in 2008 organised Share Jesus International headed up by Rob Frost.
I was representing Compassion UK. We are planning an event with Dr Tony Campolo
and US singer/songwriter Geoff Moore.
. It was good to see old friends from the record industry Les Moir and Dave Bruce who are all putting on events as part of this major outreach in the capital.
Rushing back to get my train to Cardiff as I got of the tube at Paddington, the station announcer said "Good evening my name is Sophie your station announcer. The District line is running smoothly, the Circle Line has some delays due to engineering and the Piccadilly line is suffering major delays following a person throwing themselves under a train"........ That was the end of the announcement, spoken as if it happened every day.
It struck me that many commuters, not knowing the cause of the delays, would be frustrated that their journeys would be much longer this evening. However, the major thoughts going through my mind was "what desperation was going through the mind of the person who jumped. What torture leads to this?"
As London continues, someones life has ended. To be honest I felt more than ever, this country needs Jesus.