Churches, Cathedrals and a foretaste of Heaven

Ten sanctuaries in one day… well technically 11 if your include the sanctuary inside the sanctuary. (not counting the chapels inside the saccharine!)

Incredible artwork, some of the best mankind has known, incredible paintings, sculptures, frsscoes – 700 to 1000 years old!

Magnificent spaces, unlike any I have ever seen. Breathtaking (and pictures cannot describe them… you have to see them to comprehend the effect on the senses.  Nor could words describe their beauty, the majesty, the incredible skill used to magnify God’s work, rather than glorify man.

Yet, even while these works testify God, they cannot be but  one one-millionth of the reality of seeing God, face to face….

My favorite verse says it all…

2:9 but it is as scripture says: What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, what the mind of man cannot visualise; all that God has prepared for those who love him; 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NJB) 

Even so, I will look at these places with great joy… knowing that what awaits is a million times more…



About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God's saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

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