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As I left a meeting in Helsinki in June, I came across this gem:

St. John's Church, HelsinkiI couldn’t resist, so I made my way inside to see if the inside looked as beautiful as the outside.

The result:

St. John's Church, HelsinkiBeautiful.  St. John’s Church in Helsinki was gorgeous. It has a nice older feel without looking old and worn out.

St. John's Church, HelsinkiI enjoyed the visit and at the same time wondered – how many people actually worship here to enjoy the beauty.  It’s a question without an answer since I wasn’t there when the building was in use.

St. John's Church, HelsinkiOr maybe it was – besides myself, there was one other person there.  She was doing what I was – taking some pictures and marveling at the beauty.  In a way, this was the church in full use, but two strangers brought together into the same space in search of beauty and wanting to hear God.

I was grateful for the moment away from the hustle of the day.