This week we’ve made the most of the glorious sunshine to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to people in the villages of Tibbermore, Lochty, Ruthvenfield, Huntingtower, Pitcairngreen, Almondbank and Harrietfield.
Invitations to our special fortnight of events in Methven were distributed in each of these places and as always we saw some interesting sights along the way!
Harrietfield, a small settlement a few miles from Methven, hosts a fairly large church building which now lies empty, having closed its doors in 1995. It’s amazing to think that once upon a time there was such an interested in Christianity in Perthshire that even tiny settlements like this had large buildings in which God’s name was praised.
There’s also an interesting war memorial located at the end of the village. It is touching to think that even little rural places like Harrietfield were painfully affected by the two world wars of the 20th century. Interestingly, under the names of those who died in WW1 it says, “They gave their life that others might live” and beneath the names of those who lost their lives in WW2 it reads, “They gave their today for our tomorrow.” We are extremely grateful to those who lost their lives on the battlefield to give us freedom and a future.
In the Bible, Jesus says, “Greater love has no man than this, that a man would lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13). However, He Himself would later display an even greater love than that, as He laid down His life upon the cross, for the benefit of those who were actually His enemies because of their sin. The good news is that Christ loved us and “died for our sins” (1 Corinthians 15:3) upon the cross so that we might have forgiveness and freedom from sin, and a future with Him in Heaven.