In the past few days we’ve continued our visits and distributed Good News Perthshire postcards in both Balbeggie and Wolfhill.
Some suggest that Wolfhill got its name because the last wolf in Scotland was killed there. While there seems to be some disputing this, it does appear that wolves undoubtedly did inhabit the area at one time.
Another interesting suggestion is that the name Wolfhill came as a result of the infamous, “Wolf of Badenoch” (Alexander Stewart, the Earl of Buchan, so nicknamed because of his terrible reign of cruelty and his burning of Elgin Cathedral amongst other things), camping there in the 14th century while on his way to Perth to be officially forgiven by the church for his wicked ways.
It’s true that we all need forgiveness for the wrong we’ve done in our lives. However the Bible is clear that forgiveness is not granted by the church, but is received directly from Jesus Christ Himself, on the basis of His death on the cross, which the Bible says was “for our sins” (1 Corinthians 15:3). The Bible says that “through this man (Jesus Christ) is preached to you the forgiveness of sins.” (Acts 13:38)
The good news is that if we’re willing to turn from our sins and trust in Jesus Christ, we can receive full and free forgiveness today.