Friday, February 15, 2013

Liverpool Town Hall - The Jewel in the Crown

I am always amazed at the variety of buildings that you come across in Liverpool. In recent years with the regeneration and renaissance of the city a number of well designed and attractive modern buildings have been constructed in the city centre. They are pleasant to look at and I assume eco friendly in their construction and use of energy.

However one thing that you cannot miss in the city is the classic buildings. I am told that after London, Liverpool has the most listed buildings of any city in the UK. The picture in today's blog is the Town Hall. Come inside and discover the elegance of a past generation - they really knew how to build (inside and out) in those days. Glorious days of style and craftsmanship. I find it very pleasing to the eye and senses.

The God of heaven is interested in things that are well made. After he had created the world he sat back and looked at everything that he had made and his final assessment was this - it is very good (Genesis ch 1). The world isn't in the condition that it was when first made. Sin, wrong and evil have distorted it in every sense - morally, physically, environmentally etc. Hebrews  ch 1 in the bible states that things are not as they were at the beginning. It goes on to say that 'we see Jesus made a little lower than the angels..... for the suffering of death". God became man to sort out the mess of our world. The ultimate sacrifice was made to rectify what had gone wrong in our world. Hebrews ch 1 goes on to say that he (Jesus) 'by the grace of God' would 'taste death for everyone'. 

Here is the amazing truth. We spend millions to restore buildings to their former glory. It is worth it to retain the glory and splendour of the craftsmanship. God does the same - he spared not His own Son but delivered him up for us all so that we might know the restoring and forgiving grace of God in our lives.

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