After ruling out a couple of Renaissance teens tagging the pews, pause and consider the depth of meaning behind the act of engraving an empassioned prayer, possibly by someone who was illiterate, on the walls of what would have been considered to be God’s-own “house.”
It’s not unlike those who bravely crawled, touched and called out to Jesus. Who upon seeing and hearing this turned, smiled and said to them, “be healed, no greater faith have I seen in all of Israel.” (Matt.8:10/Luke 7:9)
Prayer is apart of change. It’s in the free act of prayer, grounded in the free and loving act of why and how God, in Christ, addresses us – in Gospel and law – that our time and space, is repurposed and redefined.
When life sends you a storm, draw God a strong boat.