Yes, it is embarrassing to say, but until today, I had not really explored the Durham Cathedral.
The cathedral in Durham is a world heritage site – it is mainly what makes Durham famous!
So I went today with my friend, in the spirit of tourism, and was left astounded and amazed by God’s creativity, beauty and glory in such ancient relics.
Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
What struck me most, was this sign at the entrance of the cathedral. What do you think of the idea of the church allowing criminals to escape their trial?
This struck my heart, because it reflected God’s grace freely given to us even though we don’t deserve it. Indeed, we are criminals, but God has provided a way for us all to enter into His kingdom. In fact, God’s grace extends beyond that of the Cathedral’s, because once we enter those doors, we don’t need to leave. We are now a part of the kingdom, and our slate is now clean.