Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England
But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust?And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them?And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it?
That’s why Scripture exclaims,
A sight to take your breath away! Grand processions of people telling all the good things of God!
Romans 10:15, The Message
H and I pass a link in the chain of our faith pilgrimage on the way to Edinburgh, Scotland. Our mouths fall open, eyes widen when we see the sign for Lindisfarne Castle . A 16th century castle perched atop the sea of diamonds shimmering in the sun.
Her stately stones stack from a former priory. Monks sent there in AD 635 from Iona off the west coast of Scotland, to Northumbria at the request of King Oswald.
The monastery becomes the base for Christian evangelism in the North of England, an early marker in the Celtic movement, a place of frequent attacks by Vikings.
So while I crawl out of a warm bed, sip my steamy tea, read scripture from one of several bibles laying around my house, I am thankful for those who risked to tell of Christ.
May we all be castles waving His flag of salvation to those who pass by.