the london skyline

I stood for a moment looking out of the marvellous London Skyline from my 4th floor bedroom at the Oxford and Cambridge Club on on the Pall Mall this crisp evening.  I have an unbroken view which takes in three of London’s great landmarks:  St Paul’s Cathedral, The Houses of Parliament and the Millennium Wheel!

As Big Ben chimed 11pm I thought about these three great landmarks.  What a stroke (ha ha!) of genius it was to employ Sir Christopher Wren to have such a great monument to God’s glory, right at the heart of our captital city following the devasating fire of London.

The London Skyline was forever changed by the building of one of the most successful London tourist attractions, the “millennium wheel”.  A great feat of modern design, marking 2000 years since Jesus’ coming into the world.

But of course, the only thing that will pass the test of time – and eternity – is the one whose glory fills the heavens, and for a short time walked this earth.  This is how the Apostle John describes Him: “The word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.  We have seen HIs glory, the glory of the one and only Son who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

That glory is worth more than a moment’s thought!


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