Showing the Sanderlins Edinburgh
The Lord gave Sam and I a divine appointment as we looked for Thomas Chalmer's grave yesterday. We witnessed to 7 guys who were doing community service in the graveyard. They all took tracts and several listened and read as I showed them some verses in the Bible. You would have been shocked to hear the things coming out of their mouths. Every other word was a curse word. But, some appeared interested and had some genuine questions. We talked for nearly half an hour.
The Lord graciously helped us find Thomas Chalmer's tombstone. It was a massive graveyard with stones almost on top of stones. We found out later that Dr. Scroggie is also buried there. Sam also found Thomas Guthrie's grave. It was amazing how many "good" pastor's were buried there. It makes you realize how strong the work of the Lord was in the 1800's. The church in front of the graveyard was previously called the Chalmer's Memorial church and was pastored by Horatius Bonar.
We visited a Christian book shop that has been in Edinburgh for 140 years. Theodore and Grace (brother and sister) have faithfully served the Lord there and are in their 70's. They are really sweet and it is a joy to speak to them about what God has done.
I also showed Sam where the Covenanters were imprisoned, killed and buried. We then visited St. Guiles where John Knox pastored.
I was thinking this morning that the army of God was strong back then and how greatly we need that army today. Please pray for a spiritual awakening on our field.
Isaiah 64:1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,....64:7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: