|Outside Stirling Castle in front of a statue of|
Robert the Bruce
Of course, that is the reason that kings chose the side of the mountain for their fortress. Being high up gave them the advantage of being able to see any attacking force coming towards them. In Edinburgh, the castle was built up high where there was a view of the harbor. Any approaching ship could easily be spotted. As I thought about this, several scriptures came to mind.
|A view from Stirling Castle Wall overlooking the town|
and the William Wallace Memorial
|High above the city of Edinburgh stands the Castle|
|At the top of Steep Hill in Lincoln, England stands the castle|
|Heidelberg Castle high above the town|
Yes, we may have troubles in this life and sorrows. Yet, our Heavenly Father is the strong tower to which we can run with certainty. He is our comforter and the lifter of our head.
Many of the old castles we visited have areas that need some repair or work done on them. With today's modern warfare, they would not last long under attack. However, God is not like that for as Jesus told us, His Word will never pass away. His truth is everlasting and the gates of hell will not prevail against His church. In this, we can rejoice and take comfort.
|High in the Bavarian mountains is Neuschwanstein Castle|
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