Scotland from Silloth

A great view of Scotland, no? This picture was taken from Silloth promenade in Cumbria, which is just a few miles across the Solway Firth from Scotland. On a normal day, the coast of Dumfriesshire can easily be seen. The day I went, a thick fog had enveloped the firth and nothing could be seen at all. Readers may judge for themselves which people were the worse off: the Scots for not being able to look at Silloth, or the Cumbrians for not being reminded of how close they are to Sturgeon’s Scotland.

Just because I could not see Scotland did not in any way negate its existence or location. Neither is Scotland’s beauty and culture in any way diminished for my want of observing it. The atheist deceives himself when he preaches that things cannot be real if things cannot be seen. We Christians know that the invisible world is far greater and more significant than that which is visible. Our eyes cannot behold the majesty of God, yet He remains majestic. Our eyes may not see His smiling face, yet upon His children He looks down with pleasure. Neither are we able to see the splendours of heaven, yet it is to there, through the mists and fogs of eternity, that the Christian is heading. Rejoice in what God has said, and not what eye has seen. 

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. Colossians 1:16

But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9