That’s the name of the book I just picked up. Its about the Scottish Covenanters. If it wasn’t for my husband I would have never heard of such a people. Reading about it this morning, the King wanted to reign as head of the church and the people of Scotland felt that position was reserved for Jesus only. They signed a declaration stating such. They became the ‘Covenanters’ of Scotland. Its quite interesting but unfortunately reads like Foxes book of Martyrs. There was an especially dark period of time called ‘the killing times’ Which I dont like to read but really feel like its important to pick up every now and then to remember how fortunate we are to be able to worship in freedom. This prayer pricked my heart this morning.
On the eve of this young womans death, she wrote this prayer in prison.
Wrote Marion, “Now farewell, my lovely and sweet scriptures, which were aye my comfort in the midst of all my difficulties! Farewell, faith! Farewell, hope! Farewell, wanderers, who have been comfortable to my soul, in the hearing of them commend Christ’s love! Farewell, bretheren! Farewell, sisters! Farewell, christian aquaintences! Farewell, sun, moon, and stars! And, now, welcome, my lovely, heartsome Christ Jesus, into whose hands I commit my spirit thoughout eternity. I may say, few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, I being about twenty years of age.”
Farewell faith and Farewell hope really got me. Someday we will not need these things anymore. They will be fufilled. I am so spoiled. Imagine what these people would have done with my life. I can read anytime. But oftentimes choose not to. What freedoms we have. Oh, Lord. Help us to use these freedoms correctly today and every day.