Bella Vista Church of Christ

LIFELINES

04/12/2017

Anonymous

 

Destined For Greatness

 

  It was built for the International Exposition in the 19th Century. The structure was deemed monstrous by the city fathers, who demanded it be torn down as soon as the Exposition was over.

 

  The architect who designed the structure took special pride in it and defended it from those who called for its destruction. He knew it was destined for greatness.

 

  Today it is one of the architectural wonders of the modern world. It stands as the primary landmark of Paris, France. The Architect was Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. We're speaking of his famous tower that still stands even though built in 1889.

 

  In the same way, we are awestruck with Jesus' loyalty to another structure; the church, which He entrusted to an unlikely band of disciples, whom He defended, prayed for, and prepared to spread the Gospel.

 

  To outsiders, the church may appear insignificant, but Jesus, the architect of the church, knows this structure is destined for Heaven when He returns – And He is counting on us, the church, to carry out His mission.