One of my favorite things about the downtown Tulsa area are the churches. I believe that virtually every major denomination is represented. There is the Iconic modern Gothic of Boston Ave Methodist. All of the firsts are there, First Presbyterian, First Baptist, etc. The Lutherans, Episcopal, and even Christ Scientists have venues in the downtown area. One of these days I need to spend time and capture the images of all of these marvelous structures. I forgot to capture the signage of this church, but I believe it is the First Presbyterian. If so, it is where our Vespers service was held as a part of my high school graduation.
I love the spires of the churches downtown. They truly recall a different time. These places of worship have always said something about man's relationship to God and the importance that we put on our faith, and in our Creator. The decorative spires that rise into a crystal clear evening sky seem to point to the source of our faith. The building seems to become a safe haven for our expression of that faith. The formality of these structures instills a sense of awe and reverence within us. Some would find that to be old fashioned, in appropriate, and out of touch with today. Personally, I think we could probably use a little formality and reverence in our lives. Just to realize how much God loves us should bring us to our knees in awe and reverence, but too many of us take our God for granted. That's unfortunate.
Remember one thing, Jesus is a friend of sinners. Without Him, we are nothing and would be destined to an eternity lost, in that place that the bible calls hell. With Him in our heart, we will experience the eternal joy in a place that Jesus has prepared for us. Like the thief on the cross, on the day of our departure from this earth, we will join Him in paradise. Have a blessed week-end.