On December 17, 2010, a fire started inside the Provo Tabernacle. It basically destroyed everything inside the walls. Because the Tabernacle is such an iconic building that has been apart of tradition in Utah Valley since 1883, the outer structure has been preserved. Currently nothing is inside these walls. It is hollow, it is a shell. The plans now are to built a temple within the confines of the shell.
This is quite a project for the Church to undertake.
This photo brought a few thoughts to my mind. This is my opinion, but too often, I think we limit ourselves in our sacred experiences when we have restrictions, walls, and barriers that we need to fit things into. I wonder if instead of outside appearance/walls directing or dictating what the inside will look like....that we were free to have the inside direct what the outside looks like.
I have always liked this quote by President Ezra Taft Benson:
“The Lord works from the inside out.
The world works from the outside in"
PS... I have appreciated the well wishes to my toe for those who read my previous blog. For the record, I did not keep my toenail/shell. I am patiently allowing a new nail/shell to grow in its place.
Unrelated News Story:
Some unrelated news item was left on a previous post about the LDS Church business partner in the building of City Creek Shopping Center. Interesting times we live in: City Creek Taubman LINK