Scripture Struck @ 1 Kings 8:22-30
David was once inspired to build a House for the Lord. He saw how comfortable he was in his residence while God’s Ark was simply in a tent.
The Ark of the Covenant was a tangible symbol of God’s abiding presence. It was a golden box that contained the 10 Commandment Tablets given by God to Moses. With its handle, the priests were charged of carrying it allowing God to journey with the Israelite Community in their wanderings.
Yet it was Solomon’s task to construct the Temple because David’s hands were too violent from the wars he waged. After careful planning and years of building, now he comes to consecrate the new Temple for God’s purpose. Its beauty and majesty made it one of the wonders in the ancient world.
Today, God’s Temple is the Church. Here God is honored and loved. It houses the tabernacle of Jesus’ Eucharistic presence. More than a structure, God’s Temple is the heart of every baptized man and woman. In every believing heart God is felt and worshiped in spirit and in truth.