St Margaret’s Hope’s Hope

Some Lord’s Days back, I worshipped with the Brethren at the Orkney village of St Margaret’s Hope. It was a very simple service of breaking bread and prayer, no man being able or led to preach. Yet Christian fellowship is always sweet, and a corner of that village was particularly uplifting. Persons unknown had made a little gospel witness. Its earnest simplicity was heartwarming, and offered that village its hope in deed as well as name.

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24