Thursday, 12 May 2016

The Wailing Wall

When the temple of Jews was destroyed in 70 A.D. (by the Romans), this marked a huge surge in the diaspora of the Jewish people. They were no longer safe or welcome in Jerusalem and so they fled throughout the world. Today, the Western part of that same Temple is still standing and people come from every continent to pray at this wall. It has become a place where Jews can lament over what happened and were anyone can come to PRAY.

Today as we stand at the Wailing Wall I believe we will be overcome with the historical significance of this moment. We will stand where millions of people have stood, covering a period of history thousands of years old - it is remarkable.

And into this surreal moment, we will offer up our prayers to Jesus, the one who is not bound by time nor space; the one who isn't only present in a temple building (or church), but who is everywhere. Our Lord is the maker of heaven and earth.

Luke 21:5-6
Some of his disciples began talking about the majestic stonework of the Temple and the memorial decorations on the walls. But Jesus said, “The time is coming when all these things will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!”

Living in Grace

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