The Word on the Street - Living Stones
1 Peter 2:4 You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor. 5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.
In the movie Frozen, we are introduced to
a group of characters called Rock Trolls. It is a
great surprise when you cannot even see them
when the main characters walk among them and then they come out of their statue-like form and become very active, and yes, very powerful.
Like those Rock Trolls we can symbolically have a great amount we can do, but try to remain motionless and hidden from the world around us. The living stone, Jesus, is our example and our source of strength and purpose. For that purpose, we find great strength from the one who died for us and gave us the victory through that death, burial, and resurrection. But what effect has that had on our lives? It should have a "waking up" effect that challenges us to greatness in the name of Jesus. The scripture above alludes to this point by saying in verse 5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. 5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. Jesus resides in this temple, and just like when He walked on this earth, He could not be held back or hidden. No longer hidden rock people, but vibrant, on-the-move, powerful people walking in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Just like those stone people became visible in the movie Frozen, stagnant Christians who are hiding their faith can wake up, and not just live, but make a difference in the world we live in. The more we live actively in our faith, the more we realize how God's power works, and the more we begin to rely on that power for our life's purpose. Not just stones. Living Stones!!
Time to get active and be that stone Jesus has called you to be! Time to be a living stone that serves our Lord with the Holy Spirit as our guide and our source of strength. Wake up your living stones and get active in the kingdom work. The day is wasting away and time to reclaim those hours by living as an active, living stone.
The Pilgrimage Continues...