This is the 100th week since construction began on the temple. And since visible work has nearly ceased, for the purpose of this blog, I am declaring the construction phase complete.
When I visit the temple block, I can see some concrete edging here and gutter there being completed, or some roses or bushes being planted, but for the most part it is just small details that remain.
Of course, I have no idea what it is like on the interior. I have to assume that there are also just small details to complete, which, I am willing to bet, will give the contractor sleepless nights until he turns the building over to the church after the inspections are finished and all the issues have been resolved.
Now, we just have to wait for the fences to be taken down and the open house to start. That will be a momentous day!
There is now a large road grader on the lawn of the tabernacle, but I cannot see any more work that has been done for over a month.
It is a beautiful temple! I hope that everyone in Brigham City and surrounding areas, whether they are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, or members of another faith, or no faith at all, will come and see the interior of the temple at the open house before it is dedicated.
This glorious building is a testament to our belief in the eternal nature of the soul of men and women. Because of Jesus Christ, we will live again after our life here in mortality! Furthermore, our condition in the next life depends on covenants we make and keep in this life. For, as Christ said to his disciples, "Come, follow me".