(Image: Diana Ayana, Beniot Tessier, Christophe Petit Tesson, Beniot Tessier)
Some amazing imagery summarising the apparent impact of the fire of Notre Dame Cathedral … and yet it goes much deeper than we observe.
The fire came, the wood and relics consumed, and yet the Cornerstone stands, as to the Cross. It is the Church of Jesus Christ that stands, not that of our ‘Dear Mother’ (Notre Dame). His church is to be full of those whose heart is a fire for Him, this one will arise from the ashes. Such great insights for the church world-wide.
1 Corinthians 3:9-17
For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.