My prayer toward you today is that you would be confident in the salvation Jesus has won for you. Under the direction of God and of love, Jesus bore a punishment that He did not deserve, so that we may live free of sin and the pain it brings. Just as John the Baptist declared "Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world!” (Jn. 1:29) likewise our hearts rejoice when we realize Christ is extending His hand toward us.
What God showed by the release of His presence into the first temple He fulfills through Jesus. Speaking concerning His crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus tells us, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” (Jn. 2:19). By these words we encounter something truly wild. God’s intention is to move the place of His habitation on earth from buildings constructed of stone to hearts shaped by His hand.