I’ve been asked if it’s really worth the rush to the train station following the assembly in Prague and the 6+ hours of travel to make the trip to Brno on a Sunday afternoon. Sunday was another reminder of why the answer to that question is resoundingly “yes.” The train past quickly through the beautiful countryside, and the higher speeds they are now allowed to travel makes a lot of difference in the viability of the trip.
As I looked at the good, talented, and complicated group that had assembled it struck me again that this group probably as closely resembles one of the first century churches as much as any group I have ever seen. For their size, the talent level is amazing. In spite of having their share of challenges, their obvious love for the Lord shines through. The singing was so beautiful it was almost distracting. Jozef, who is a nationally recognized Hebrew scholar, did in a useful and humble way, make some fascinating comments on the Hebrew text in connection with the Lord’s Supper.
Before the assembly, we had a discussion of the material I had presented in the “Prague Study” the day before, and we had a handful of visitors who, after the assembly participated in a lively Q&A session. The quiet, night train back to Prague gave me time to reflect on a great day.