Ten years ago, June 13, 2006, was a memorable and special day in the providence of God. On that day, thousands of representatives of every nation in the world assembled to support True Parents as they officially opened the Cheon Jeong Gung, the Peace Museum, and to offer the building and all it represents to God, the King of Peace.
In a moving ceremonial spectacle, crowns representing God’s authority over the nations of the world and the clans of Korea were presented in front of True Parents.
“It was my privilege to be in the audience that day, and as True Parents offered the dedication prayer together, I had a vision of King Solomon dedicating the temple of Jerusalem, beseeching Almighty God to come and be present with his people (1 Kings 8),” recounted Dr. Michael Balcomb, FFWPU USA President. “Like Solomon, Father and Mother tearfully acknowledging that the Infinite doesn’t need finite structures but rather wants to live in the hearts and minds of his children.”
True Father himself was very clear about the significance of the event, saying “If you truly knew what this day means, you wouldn’t be able to sit still, but would go throughout the world singing songs of praise and dancing in ecstasy!” In his speech, he went on to outline the seven main duties of every citizen of the kingdom of God, and urged us to recommit to live that way.
To many, it still feels like yesterday, and yet a decade has passed and soon True Father will have spent half those years in the heavenly realm. Let’s honor True Parents today.
There will be a live broadcast on Friday, July 15 at 8:30pm EST of the 10-year Anniversary Celebration of the Opening of the Peace Palace in Korea.
Additionally, it would mean a lot to True Mother if we are able to share some instant testimonials and reflections at the luncheon immediately following the event. During or after the program, please take a moment to share your reflection using the form below. If you or someone in your community can make a quick translation into Korean, so much the better.