Friday, January 13, 2012

Cathedral Serial (Part 1)

Once, my family and I visited a beautiful building of the past, that speaks of vision, determination, beauty, perseverance, hard-work and amazing splendor. It was a beautiful Church cathedral with glass stained windows, a beautiful organ and... oh, I could go into many details, but I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. You see, we had the occasion to spend an afternoon there once, and I got to take photo shots with our new family camera. It was really special! Anyway, I'm going to make a serial post (I know I'm terrible at remembering to keep up with serials and the like, so it will be rather sporadic, I apologize), of the photo shots that were taken from that beautiful church. Enjoy!

The Cathedral from the outside...

While visiting this Cathedral, I came to reflect on many things... it is wonderful to know, that God doesn't only listen to us in beautiful, big buildings like these, but anywhere and everywhere. "Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." (John 4: 21-24 KJV)

There were other things I was blessed by through gazing at the beauty of the place... it took over a century to build (I can't recall exactly how long it took, but it certainly was built in more than in one life time!). The pillars and buildings are of stone, strong and sure. Imagine how much perseverance and vision it took from the men who built and designed it, the struggles and trials of building such a beautiful church! And now the church stands, beautiful and magnificent. What does that teach us, in our own personal lives? "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." (Galations 6:9 KJV)
Have a blessed day in Christ, dear sisters!


Carra - a bondservant of Jesus said...

That is lovely Joy. Seeing creations like that remind me so much of the Lord, and how His Beauty is so much greater than anything we've seen. :)

I love to see beautiful places, or see happy things, because then I remember that the Father has prepared a place, greater and more wonderful than anything we could ever fathom. It is so wonderful to have such a Lord.

Be blessed.

Joy said...

Dearest Carra,

Thank you so much! Amen, He is more fair and beautiful then anything in this universe. He is the creator of all beauty, isn't that amazing and oh, so wonderful! Yes, dear sister, what a wonderful comfort to know that that our Heavenly Bridegroom is preparing a place for us to be with Him forever. I praise the Lord!

In His love,

Sarah said...

Dear Joy,
Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of this amazing Cathedral. Long ago people spent a lot of time, effort and money to build things that they hope would express a little bit of God's majesty and glory. I think Cathedrals do that.

Joy said...

Dear Sue,

Thank you for your comment. The Cathedral is truly amazing and I really agree with you too =D.

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