DESTRUCTION OF A TEMPLE

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READ JOHN 2:13-22

Today, as we consider the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral and all its worldly treasures, hearts will ache and tears will fall.  This building has stood the test of time through wars, scandal, revolution, discouragement and hatred.

A building

An edifice,

A structure made by human hands,

Filled with priceless art and all the trappings that go along with worship of an almighty God.  Yet, in spite of its glorious façade – in spite of its sturdiness, longevity and endurance, it is still just a building.

What happens within the walls of a sanctuary testify to the strength of its members.  We after all are the church.  Jesus is the head and we are his members.

As we look ahead to the passion of His spilled blood, shed in order for us to inherit His kingdom, let’s never forget His own words.

“Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”

He had just cleared the temple of all the merchants – turned over their tables and disrupted their businesses.  The Jews thought He was talking about the physical temple when He said those words.  He was foretelling His own death and resurrection.

The beauty of God’s love for His people is amazing.  No matter how tall the buildings – No matter how richly they are adorned – No matter how many treasures lay within -Jesus is the church and He will rise again.

 

 

 

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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6 Responses to DESTRUCTION OF A TEMPLE

  1. Great post, post-Notre Dame.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks Don. What a loss for the Christian art world, but it shows the solidity of God in all things doesn’t it.

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  2. AMEN!!! As we observed the events of yesterday, my comment to Jerry was, “We are His temple” ~ God does not dwell in buildings but with His people ~ within the hearts of men. And He promises to raise us up with Him ~ even now sitting “in the heavenly places in Christ.” Blessings. 🙂

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  3. Salvageable says:

    The same thoughts I had and shared this morning. J.

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