The disciple saw the beauty of the temple. The craftsmanship, the talent and time it took to plan and build something so spectacular! His worldly heart appreciated what he saw. Jesus called his disciples from everywhere but the temple and maybe he never saw a temple like this before and accepted this is what a temple of God should look like.
Jesus looked at the temple and knew!
He knew that people and religion will rip the bricks apart from the mortar holding everything in place. He knew that the beauty of the temple will be destroyed by the enemy who wishes to destroy the truth of Gods word. Jesus didn't see the earthly temple, but the eternal one built in the hearts of those who love Him. He didn't see the stones toppled on top of each other being called "temple". He already knew of the new temple in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Let us open our eyes and see the truth God reveals to His children. Let us stand together and unite as the eternal temple of God. We are His building. And you are another brick in the wall of Gods temple. His Love is the mortar holding us together.
As we celebrate Easter this weekend, remember the reason Jesus died for you. Remember He is building a beautiful place for us in His Kingdom: Heaven.