I actually don’t have a commentary to write about my church, the ECUSA, or even THE church to go with this picture, but it wouldn’t take much. The church pictured below is now abandoned, trapped in a lava flow that moved around and into the church, covering the town below and leaving the church abandoned and encased in a mountain. Feel free to add your own sermon illustration to go along with these amazing photos.
From: Artificial Owl.
This church is the only remaining building left from the village of San Juan Parangaricutiro, located in the state of Michoacán in Mexico. What happened? Not far from there In 1943 the Volcán de Parícutin started to rise out of a farmer’s cornfield. In the following irruption [sic], it buried 2 villages under lava and ashes, including San Juan Parangaricutiro.
This is an amazing site, by the way, offering “the most fascinating abandoned man-made creations.” They aren’t kidding. See this story about the Aral Sea drying up and leaving dozens of rusting hulks of Soviet-era ships in what is now a desert.