Reformation Day

How we take for granted the freedoms we now possess.

How little we remember that here, in this very country, men were, at one time, tied up and burned at the stake.

And how great was the impact the Reformers had on life in Scotland, in the UK as a whole, and across the Atlantic.

Great Britain would never have been 'Great' Britain had it not been for the sacrifice of men like William Tyndale and John Wycliffe.

And how different the USA might have been from the country it became, had it not been for such men, and the effects of their sacrifice.

Here's our cast! We have John Knox, Patrick Hamilton, Scottish soldiers, Archbishop Beaton, some peasants and a priest.

Here is Patrick Hamilton preaching.

He was arrested as a heretic and burnt at the stake.

As was George Wishart...
...whose hands were tied before he was burned at the stake.

Before he was placed in the flame, he said, "The grim fire I fear not, for I know that my soul shall surely sup with my Saviour this night".

The wicked Queen Regent, Mary of Guise, seen here with her daughter, Mary Queen of Scots
She was determined to see Scotland remain under the power of Rome.

Praise God, He had other plans for our nation.

Many, many thanks to our friend, Mary, for organising the get-together; for setting the scenes; for teaching us all so many lessons from history which we'd either forgotten or never learned; and for providing yummies for mums and kids alike.

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful lessons to teach your children. Each new generation needs to hear and learn and REMEMBER, REMEMBER, REMEMBER where we came from.

    Deuteronomy 6:7 "And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up."

    Psalm 145:4 "One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts."


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