The House of God Stands!

Psalm 127:1

Unless the LORD builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.

And on the pedestal these words appear —
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.’

— “Ozymandias”, Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Ozymandias” was Pharaoh.  He had everything but God.  Moses was one of the Prophets.  He had nothing but God.  The House of God that Moses served still stands for the Lord still lives!

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a Catholic author, blogger, and speaker.

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