By: Maggie Leonard
Reflection—v. 20, ‘This temple has been under construction for forty-six years…’
We consistently invest a lot of time and money into structures which maintain our status or security. And I am not just talking about temples, either. We spend lots of time and money, for example, to avoid things that trigger particular feelings–rather than deal with them at the root. We buy things that are beyond our means in hopes of convincing others of our worth. We spend years in school in hopes of having a high-paying career. When we let go of societally influenced plans and structures, it is amazing how quickly God can resurrect a new way of life. Mind you, it may disrupt everything we have known and worked for, but we will be all the better for it.
Prayer God, hard as it is, grant me the faith to give to you all the structures I have built around my life to provide me with status and security; if these things be destroyed, you will raise up for me a new and abundant life.