Mark 13:1-2 “As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!’ Then Jesus asked him, ‘Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.’”
No doubt, it was an impressive architectural structure in form and function. Centric walls surrounding courtyards with the focal point being the quintessential holy ground – the holy of holies – the ark of the covenant – the touchstone of the history of God and God’s people. Kings had made it the legacy of their lives to design it, gather resources for it, build it and consecrate it. Jesus tells his awe-struck disciples to think again. Think bigger. The book of Revelation would paint a bigger picture but until then, Jesus was just starting to shake the world. Challenge: Consider the most jaw-dropping, face-melting amazing place of worship you have ever seen. Now imagine it the size of a child’s toy in the City of God.