Or did you ever play with those little straw like things that had a piece of wood & you'd stick the straws in the holes & build little things from your imagination? What is the name of that toy? My mind is blank... I guess because that toy was out WAY before my childhood.. cough...cough... but you HAD to have one of those wooden pieces to join together for an edging, right?
Then Sunday, we were in Acts & reading on what they were saying about Jesus:
He is "the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone" -Acts 4:11
I noticed some references & the exact same lines are in Psalms 118:22, 1 Peter 2:7 and Jesus even says the exact same thing in Matthew 21:42...
I've always heard of Jesus being a CORNERSTONE, but this refers to a capstone... what is a capstone exactly? Its the center stone in the top of an arch, holding the whole arch together! How cool is that? Ever see the St. Louis Arch? That's what instantly came to mind... It wouldnt stand without that center piece holding it together, would it?
And I guess even a cornerstone does the same thing.... yeah, a building can stand without it - but its not as stable without that piece that locks it in, supports it, gives it strength....I love that visual of Christ doing that for me...
Clay Crosse was my "other" Steven Curtis Chapman... I love this man... I have seen him in concert countless times, have all his songs on my iPod - miss him not being on the radio as he used to be.... but there is one song of his that always was my favorite. Its called "The Rock (that was rolled away)"... the words in it say
'Til I rise up from this mortal clay
Of blood and bone
Let the rock that was rolled away
Be my cornerstone
So...what is it in your life that is holding you together? What is your cornerstone?
(If you want to hear the song completely, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gew3t_UmBPU )