One of the main gates, which stands over two stories, at ancient Wartburg Castle.
While visiting in Germany, we were amazed at how much we missed the rich Christian fellowship we are used to. It had only been three weeks!!
One morning, my daughter was in need of some Spiritual encouragemen and had listened to Robin Mark’s song ‘Glory to the Lord Our God’. Our next stop was the Wartburg Castle, near Eisenach, Germany. As she walked through the doors of the castle, the Lord brought back the memory of this song to her mind. She shared this song with us, and we marveled at the special gift the Lord had blessed us with. The words of the song really came to life as we walked through these truly ‘ancient doors’.
God amazingly blessed us with one of those illuminating and inspiring times He sometimes gives His children. It was a special time of rejoicing and praising the Lord that we will never forget!
Elector Friedrich the Wise provided safe haven to Martin Luther at the Wartburg after his trial, and he lived incognito there, translating the New Testament from its original Greek into the German language during that time (1521-22).
“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.” ~Psalm 24: 7
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