Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Provo City Center Temple Dedication

The Provo Tabernacle was a beautiful and historic gathering place for concerts, regional conferences, and firesides.  My wife and I attended several events at the Provo Tabernacle while attending BYU. It was a sad day when the Tabernacle was gutted by fire.  Yet, now it is wonderful to see the building rebuilt to an even greater and more glorious purpose as the Provo City Center Temple.  I am amazed at how any pain or sorrow associated with the lose of the original tabernacle is swallowed up in victory after seeing the glorious resurrection of this historic edifice. 
The messages of the Prophets and Apostles during the dedication likened the transformation of the old Tabernacle to the new temple as a lesson we can all apply to our own lives through the power of Christ's atonement.  

Additionally, the way things are going socially and politically in the US, could this transformation from fire-gutted tabernacle to pristine temple also be a type and shadow of events soon to transpire to the United States of America?

"And the Lord shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the Lord, and he shall be entreated of them, and shall heal them." (Old Testament, Isaiah, 19:22)

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