The White House Ruins, in Canyon de Chelly National Monument, are the remains of ancient Puebloan villages. The ruins, built into a sheer 500 foot sandstone cliff and accessible by a two and a half mile hike, were constructed and occupied between 1060 A.D. and 1275 A.D. The White House ruins are named for the white plaster used to coat the long back wall in the upper dwelling.
It’s an awesome experience to see such a place in person, gaze up to the heights, and imagine what it must have been like to live here. And as amazing as these dwellings are, those who had the intellect and engineering talent must have been far more amazing.
“Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.” Hebrews 3:3.
So many through history have looked at Moses, and esteemed him highly. After all, God had given Moses a great task. God led him to deliver His people Israel, deliver His mind and will to them, and govern them. God worked miracles through Moses, met with him at the burning bush and on the mountain where He gave the Ten Commandments, and God actually buried Moses with tender care.
Yet Scripture here is reminding us that Christ is far superior to Moses. He is the Author of our salvation. He is King of kings and Lord of lords. He is Creator of the world. As we live in the abundance of His creation and marvel at it, we must remember that as wonderful as it is, it can’t begin to compare with the One who is the Source of it all. And we must give the Builder higher honor and esteem than that which He has built.