"Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up"...
But he was talking about the temple of his body
." John 2:19&21

So much of our lives is concerned with the external. We focus on what we and what others can see. Outward appearances dominate so many of our daily choices. Our clothes, hairstyles, the cars we drive, the house we live in, the jobs we do.

That's why Jesus' ministry was so radical and so offensive to many of the religious folk. They had built their lives upon creating reputations and impressing others. They followed the rules and appeared to know everything about God and yet when they were confronted with God himself they didn't know him.

Jesus showed them by his words that the external was of little significance. The temple God built began within. That is both a challenge and a comfort to you today. Take time to think about what you are basing your daily choices on. You have nothing to prove, no one to impress. You are loved & accepted and your value is beyond what you can ever imagine. This is your starting place - rest today in this truth. The life of Jesus in you can never be destroyed. It is eternal. Rest and allow him to shape your life your future.