When I toured castles and cathedrals in England I marveled at the creative gifts God has given people. St. Paul’s, designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the late 1600s, represents a magnificent example of craftsmanship. Floor to ceiling, wall to wall, not an inch of space has been neglected. In nooks and crannies and seldom seen corners intricate, time-consuming designs memorialize long-forgotten carvers, metal workers, tilers and painters. Many craftsmen devoted their entire adult lives to this one building. Some viewed their work as a calling from God. They were building a house dedicated to worship.
St. Paul’s, in all its glory, represents the best of human architectural ability. But when compared to God’s architecture, all earth’s wonders will look shabby. For a glimpse into the glory of God’s construction ability, visit the final chapters of Revelation.
Our Father’s lavish inventiveness spills off the pages as John describes his vision of the holy city. Twelve layers of precious gems make up the foundation of this cubed city – 1500 miles high, wide and long. A great wall with 4 gates, each made of a single pearl, surrounds the city. Streets are streams of poured gold. A river, shining like crystal, winds through the city’s center.
God has devoted Himself to building a place for His family.
DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.
In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you.
And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also.
And [to the place] where I am going, you know the way. Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?
Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me. (John 14:1-6 AMP)