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Highlands and Lowlands

“And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him,

and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son.” (Matthew 17:1-20)

In his opinion, Sir Walter Scott wrote that the most beautiful scenery in Scotland is where the Highlands

and the Lowlands meet.

This suggests an essential principle of Christian life and experience. This truth is illustrated in the

account of our Lord’s Transfiguration on the mount, and of His subsequent healing of the demoniac boy in the

valley at the foot of the mountain. When the artist Raphael painted the picture of the Transfiguration, he