As I travelled by train through some beautiful Scottish countryside this morning, I was struck by how many church towers and spires dotted the horizon. Even the smallest hamlets boasted an impressive edifice. Some of these buildings may, of course, no longer be in use as churches but their presence spoke to me of witness and of heritage.
In our midweek service tonight, we read of Martha's confession, before Jesus raised her brother Lazarus from the dead: You are the Messiah, Son of God.
Each of us has the potential to stand as a living, breathing testament to faith in the God of life.
By fulfilling this potential, not only our countryside but our towns and cities too will be infused with signs of the presence of God.