The architecture and symbolism of the Temple were designed so that people could learn to rightly worship God. As we seek to worship this same God today we should be mindful of how architecture and symbolism can both help and hinder this same goal.
God continues to invite unlikely people to be great leaders and pillars of the faith. These imperfect leaders answer God’s call, allowing God to work through them in remarkable ways, even as their faults are sometimes evident. God’s presence serves as a constant source of strength and peace which equips them to serve.