THE WHOLE place was ‘buzzing’ with excitement and anticipation, waiting and hoping that great moments would come.
I refer to the fourth day of the final test match between England and India at the Oval Cricket ground in London.
Would Alastair Cook score a hundred in his last test match and would Jimmy Anderson take the wickets that would make him the world’s top fast bowler?
The crowd of 25,000 were on the edge of their seats and then on their feet in rapturous applause as Cook scored his final 100 having started his test career 12 years ago with a 100 in his first test. Only four other batsmen before him had achieved that feat.
Every run that he scored and later on as a fielder when Cook stopped the ball, the cheers rang around that famous ground, it was certainly his day. It was a day that will live in the crowd’s memories.
Anderson had to wait till Tuesday to reach his milestone.
So many times in the New Testament we read of vast crowds that accompanied Jesus Christ wherever he went, all wanting to see the great miracles and listen to the great truths which he spoke as he shared with them of the wonderful love of his Father, God.
They had never seen or heard anything like it and they wanted to be part of the atmosphere, which would live in their memories forever.
Even today those words can make a lasting effect on our lives as we accept their truth.
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