Sometimes it takes a good 4,000 years or so to appreciate just how wise God is. With thousands of years of retrospect, we know more than ever that the wisest thing we can do is to trust God’s promises and purposes.
We men love to think of ourselves as light-seekers, brave souls on the noble quest for the naked truth. Our noble quest is put to the test when the Truth seeks us out. It turns out that we do not seek true light.
No one yet understood that this Sabbath was far higher than any that had been kept since God’s ancient day of holy rest. And no one yet understood that this Passover was far holier than even the first Passover.
For the past 13 centuries the Al Aqsa Mosque has occupied the temple’s former site. It is not a sign of God’s endorsement on Islam. Rather, the mosque is an unwitting guardian of the new covenant reality.