David wanted to build a house of Cedar to protect the Ark of the Covenant. The Prophet said “Yes.” The Holy God said “No.” We get grandiose ideas in our heads as to how we think God should conduct His business. We think that we can confine God to a house of Wood when He has been among His people since the Exodus. God has a better idea. He has led us to the cross. On the other side of the Cross is the Road to Emmaus. As with so many other well intentioned plans we do not hear the unity in the voice of God who established the a Throne that would lead to Hope at the foot of the cross at the end of the dusty road of hope.