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 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.