Sunrise Christian School Reformation Tour of Edinburgh
On Monday 26th October several children from Sunrise Christian School joined us for a Reformation tour around Edinburgh, the children’s ages ranged from 4-10 years old and it was part of their annual Reformation Week.
We began with a visit to John Knox’s house where they learned all about Scotland’s great Reformer. Afterwards we went up the Royal mile to St Giles Cathedral. First we had a look at John Knox’s grave marker outside before going inside the Cathedral to have a look at various things and to learn all about Jenny Geddes and the National Covenant. A short walk later took us around to the National Museum of Scotland, where the children got to see various artefacts relevant to the Reformation and Covenanters. After lunch we headed over to Greyfriars kirkyard to see the Covenanter prison and Martyr’s Monument before finishing off down at the Grassmarket. On the way back to Glasgow we stopped off at the Kirk O’Shotts to hear all about the Revival that happened there in 1630 and to see the grave of a Covenanter buried there.
The day was blessed with dry weather and a great time was had by all the children. They were all very keen to learn and we hear reports back from the school that days later they were still able to answer questions about the things the seen.
We give thanks to the Lord for this opportunity to teach these young people about how He worked in Scotland in the past, and we pray that many more young people will come on the tours.