This week, when we turn around, we get a grand view of The Tower of Mugdock Castle.
Take a look!
As you look up the Tower you can see that there are more "modern" glass window panes in what once were "arrow slits" for defending the castle. Window panes became more widely used in England and Scotland in the 1600's. I don't imagine that THOSE particular panes of glass are 400 year old, but sometime in the past 400 years those arrow slits were fitted for glass, when they were no longer needed for defense.
Would you like to take a look at the lower doorway of the Tower?
Did you notice in the first picture of the tower that there was a staircase leading to the second floor?
Yea - me too... :)
It's a comfort to me that that's not true for entrance into God's Kingdom...
7 “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8, NRSV translation)
So the door was locked...but LOOK at this view!
Check out the Northeast view too! You can see the "cut off" circle tower stair case from here, as well as the entrance into the garden beyond - don't worry, we'll get there in a couple weeks. :)
In the meantime: be safe, be kind.
Blessings on your journey,