Jesus said, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." The Jews then said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?" But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
Yes, that is the message of Lent from John 2. Yes, destroy the temple of Jesus’ body that is heavy laden with your sin. Yes, destroy it there on the cross. Gone with that glorious destruction is your sin.
See His glorious resurrection just as Jesus promised? He has raised it spotless, clean, new. Believe the good news that your sins are removed from you forever.
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, Nebraska. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.