Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and who believes in him will not be put to shame. I Peter 2:6 RSV
I watched as the cornerstone was dedicated for the new sanctuary of our church. I thought how solid it looks, how capable of holding the weight of our new building through storms and years of use. Jesus had already indicated to Peter that he would be a rock of faith from whom a spiritual church would grow.
Peter, therefore, reminds us that as Christians we may be assaulted by the storms and weight of daily living, but Jesus is the Cornerstone of our life. Because of His great strength in us, we too can bear the difficulties and stresses of daily living. We need only to lean on Him—our Firm Foundation.
Dear Jesus, Thank you that I have a Foundation Who bears the weight of whatever I may have to face today. Remind me daily to rest upon Your love so that others may see Your peace in me throughout the storms of life.
I love to walk with and write about our great God and my Savior, Jesus Christ. Now in my senior years, I can say, looking back at the joys, difficulties, and challenges of life, "I know that my Redeemer lives," (Job 19:25 NIV). I am a retired teacher and author of many published articles, and contributor to two books--God Still Meets Needs (Littleton)and Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ (Wilburn,Butts). I am also author of In God's Creation: Devotions for the Outdoors and In God's Creation: Devotions for the Beach. Both books are available on Amazon and www.booknofurther.com.