The cornerstone

The cornerstone used to be considered the key piece in a building’s foundation. It was very likely the first stone laid and was the base support of the entire structure. It was once thought that the cornerstone symbolized a seed from which the building would grow.
In this brief reading from Acts, Jesus is called the cornerstone of humanity. He is our sure foundation, the measuring stick against which we place ourselves to ensure we are living life to its fullest. Jesus is the foundation of everything that we do, and it is by his account alone that we receive full pardon for our sins and eternal life after death. The purpose of the church flows from the work of Jesus, and our role is to continue building on that foundation.
How do we do that? Have faith in the word of God and live it out on a daily basis. It is not just about reading your Bible but going out into the world and being the cornerstone of your community. Through it all, we must trust in the promises that God made to us—that we are wonderfully made in God’s image and that we are God’s eternally beloved creation.

Almighty God, thank you for sending your son Jesus Christ to be the foundation of our life in faith. Amen.

Contributed by Reverend Theo Robinson

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