I’m sure many of us watched with horror recently as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned. Would anything survive those hungry flames?
After the firefighters had put the fire out, someone took a remarkable photograph of light slanting across the altar, and the gold cross shining out across a scene of grey devastation.
Time and again in the Bible, people are called to rebuild and restore both physical and spiritual walls. However, the greatest work of restoration in the whole of creation is Jesus’ death and resurrection. As Jesus died on the cross, crying ‘It is finished’, the curtain in the temple that closed off the Holy of Holies was torn from top to bottom. From that time to the end of the world, all who acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Sav-iour, now have free access to our heavenly Father.