Amidst the ashes, truth prevails.
I was walking past the cafeteria at work when I saw Notre Dame on the TV Screen. Flames were engulfing the once beautiful and historic site. Immediately I thought about the end times. Pretty much, every time I watch the news I’m considering whether certain events hold any significance biblically or prophetically.
In this case, nothing came to mind. I know that many are speculating whether this has any meaning, but my personal belief is that this is merely the result of a fallen world, and more specifically, a world that is temporary.
Nothing lasts forever, no matter how hard we try to preserve and protect it, there is much that we stand to lose if we place our value on the material instead of spiritual. I’m not discrediting the importance of this cathedral, nor its significance in history which we will not forget, to lose any of it (the foundation remains) is indeed worthy of mourning. However, at the end of the day, what’s important is that no one was killed.
The truth is God no longer resides in a building, He resides in our very hearts and minds, that is what we should protect as if our lives depend on it (because it does), to lose that would be the greatest tragedy of all.
Hence, the cross that still stands amidst the ruins, an everlasting symbol this Easter of Jesus’s sacrifice that can’t be destroyed! He is the truth amidst the ashes, the great news that we must share.
Jesus took on the full wrath of God, the full punishment of sin (past, present, future), remember this when you look upon destruction and suffering…only one person, the devil, comes to kill, steal, and destroy, and his reign is coming to a close.