Welcome to the living Stone, the source of life. The workmen took one look and threw it out; God set it in the place of honor. Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you’ll serve as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God. The Scriptures provide precedent:
Look! I’m setting a stone in Zion,
a cornerstone in the place of honor.
Whoever trusts in this stone as a foundation
will never have cause to regret it.
To you who trust him, he’s a Stone to be proud of, but to those who refuse to trust him,
The stone the workmen threw out
is now the chief foundation stone.
For the untrusting it’s
.. . a stone to trip over,
a boulder blocking the way.
They trip and fall because they refuse to obey, just as predicted.
I Peter 2:4-8
I sit under the hum of refrigerator, gurlge of sink, creak of house exhaling and I thank God that he is not elusive, but a welcome distraction. He takes the place of honor in the stillness. The craftsman of the sanctuary of imperfect chiseled stone seated at the table.
May we eat with Him together, wearing our finest trust.
Happy Sunday friends!