Thursday, April 13, 2017

Scotland Story: Christmas Morn

We, of course, wanted to be in church on Christmas morning! We walked down the streets to St. Giles Cathedral. We had seen this chap several times. He just stood on the street corner proudly in his kilt, as people passed by.

St. Giles was beautiful that morning. The hymns, pipe organ, stained glass, and rituals all pointed to Christ.

Afterwards, we made our way down to Carrubber's Christian Center. This is a protestant church built on land purchased by Dwight L. Moody. It is still clearly proclaiming the gospel and feeds the homeless on Sunday mornings. We experienced precious warm fellowship there, meeting several folks, including a local politician, pastors, families. They were so happy we joined them. On their own, my kids noted a big difference in this place. Yes, the Lord is alive and well in their hearts. It was obvious.

How could D.L. Moody have known that his investment then would be so fruitful for so long? He bought prime land on the Royal Mile.

We walked past St. Giles again. Such a beautiful place.

And then as we took a back road to go find a place to each lunch, I noticed this plaque and was so happy to have noticed it.

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