Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Smoke bombs, and tear gas, and crowds. Oh my!

Did I get your attention? Well, I have just described a large part of last Saturday. Yep, I witnessed a riot.

Now, I am going to seem a little cheap, but I'd like to direct you to Kristen's blog where she offers an account of our day with PICTURES. I have no such gift to offer. She does a great job of narrating the day.

I let some time pass before sharing this account so that I could assure you that everything has calmed down here in Budapest, and there doesn't seem to be any permanent physical damage to person or building. It was a pretty frightening and unreal experience over which we had no control, but it proved the reality of Psalm 20:6-7. The police may have been out in force--like a small army--but our God is always in control.

Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.


Dan said...

I am sorry about starting the riot. It was Doug's fault. He wanted to take everyone's Mac's and replace them with PC's, a big fat guy got involved, and a plate of Spaghetti and just developed much more quickly than we planned. Sorry about that.

Audrey said...

Figures. Try to be a little more careful next time, and consider the risk of starting an international incident.

Anonymous said...

My first time with Audrey and she takes me right into the middle of a hate riot! I always heard the CC people really knew their way around! I'm already thinking about what she will take me to the next time we come back! BTW - she left out the part od being illegally transported from the riot scene back to her apartment! Doug (Kristen's dad)

Audrey said...

Yes, I am known on the streets as a rabble-rouser. I'll start planning a new adventure for your next visit. :)

Dan said...

Well, Doug has been released by the cops and is now ready to continue the process of replacing all Macs with PCs. Long process...