Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” (John 2:19 ESV)
There was no hesitation in his voice and his words were blunt. On Good Friday, it was us against him. This was mankind’s ultimate outburst of evil, our desperate attempt to seize the throne of heaven. God’s presence was among us and we cried, “Tear it down.”
Destruction is our human obsession. We destroy the innocence of children. We destroy the beauty of nature. We destroy our own souls. All the while the Devil makes sport of our suffering.
Here is where pride makes us into fools. There is nothing our hands can break that he can’t restore. Our dark reign will cease and the Prince of Dawn will turn back our gains in a moment. His body was just the beginning.
What we destroy … he will raised up anew.