Saturday, March 26, 2011

Vintage Gwen Chapel-Our Cornerstone

I've mentioned in an older post about going through the Praying the Names of Jesus devotion right now.  Today's post is inspired by this past week's name...Cornerstone or Capstone. 

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The author gives a little bit of history about cornerstones that I'd never heard about and it got me to thinking.
"The royal name was often inscribed on the cornerstone and among the ancient Canaanites before the of time Joshua, the laying of the foundation stone was often accompanied by human sacrifice.  Tragically a number of skeletons, especially those of small babies in earthen jars, have been found at various sites."
Yes tragic, don't really want to think about it!  What I did think was when we accept Christ as our cornerstone; our foundation, shouldn't we sacrifice our life?  Lay it down and take up Christ's?  Mark 8:34 -35 NLT "..."If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.  If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it.  But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it."
Was this tradition a foretelling of Jesus' words?
Or how about this thought...yes we all start as 'baby' Christians, but God wants us to be warrior Christians.  And to be a warrior Christian you need to be out of diapers and off need to realize who your Cornerstone is and sacrifice being a 'baby' Christian and start building on that Cornerstone!

I think God was trying to remind me who He is and who I am in Him.
So thankful for the reminder today!

Have a blessed weekend!!


Katie said...

Such an encouraging post! :) Thank you for sharing it!! I also wanted to thank you for commenting on my blog, it really means a lot to me. I hope you have a great week!!!! Thanks again :)

Jennifer said...

Thank you Katie for reading my Chapel!! I would have followed you when I was looking at your flowers but couldn't find it! I spotted it now!

Chiara said...

Great reminder, Jennifer! I have heard too that the cornerstone was the first laid stone of buildings--the biggest and the most important--what everything else is built after and upon (the basis of the foundation). I didn't know the historical facts of the Canaanites and the cornerstones of their buildings. What a difference--idolatrous sacrifices that meant nothing versus the omnipotent and perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ! Thanks for the great thoughts!

Jennifer said...

Ooo thanks for your great thoughts Chiara!!