The Jasper Hotel. The destination of the six travelers. But the building wasn’t made of Jasper nor beautiful by any means. When Diana and the others reach this hotel in the book, “At the Corner of 6th and North,” she describes the building as made of pure stone. Huge gray stones stacked on each other separated only by windows. Harvey questions it to by stating, “Looks like the Rock Hotel to me.”
“And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26
Calling the grand building “Jasper” was foreshadowing what the Lord already knew. He had great plans for them even though they knew nothing of them. The hotel represented each heart. Before Christ, our hearts are hard towards him. His words won’t penetrate, and we reject all we hear. But the owner of the hotel knows the future and has plans for the grand renovation.
When Diana finally believes, she’s taken to a room of brilliant colors, the plans fulfilled. What was once ugly and defiant is now indwelt by the Lord of Lights and conformed to his will and character. The old passes away. Behold, the new has come!
Have you noticed a difference in your heart?