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We have had a great time so far on our trip and have learned two interesting stories I want to share. The first involves a miracle that occurred at the London Temple visitor’s center and the second is the history of bows on wedding gifts and the saying of “tying the knot” (according to our guide at the castle).
The London visitor’s center is the first temple visitor’s center in Europe, opening just last November. In the lobby is the customary Christus statue, with a mural of the world behind. Originally the mural was painted in the states and shipped to , however when it was being applied to the wall, the adhesive used bled through the painting and ruined it. Not wanting to wait for another mural to be painted and shipped, those in charge began searching the phone book for a mural painter. One was found who came and painted what many believe to be an even better mural--shown and in the picture below.
The interesting thing (and the miracle) is that after the painting was completed, the artist asked those in charge how they had found him. They answered they found his name in the phone book. Perplexed the man said his name had not been in the phone book for seven years. The phone books was retrieved, and opened to where his name had been located, yet it was not there. What a blessing that when an artist was needed, the Lord provided a way to find one.
We learned the second story from the guide at Leed’s Castle. Notice the lettering on the tapestry below.
I hope all is well with everyone. We are off to see the in Denmark!