HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬ ‭‬‬

“The future glory of this Temple will be greater than its past glory, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. And in this place I will bring peace. I, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, have spoken!””

Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In our finitude, it is easy to not understand what God is doing. During Christmas time many Christians remember that Jesus came into this world. It has always been intriguing that he did so as a little baby. Many parents make the mistake of only seeing their children in the present moment but truthfully they will grow beyond this. Jesus, the baby, grew up to be Jesus, the man. And Jesus the rabbi, became Jesus the savior. Isaiah notes that the messiah would have nothing appealing to look at. Yet, beyond the surface of skin, and beyond the moments of time, his glory would permeate the hearts and minds of creation itself. The first temple was magnificent but it wasn’t worth comparing the two. Not only can God take the seemingly insignificant and make it glorious, but there is always a purpose for each thing in his will. It’s glory is its own. Our task is to appreciate it. We must appreciate it all and every stage and this should inspire praise of our God’s masterful craftsmanship. He doesn’t need grandiose supplies to do his bidding. He is a much better story teller than we are.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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