Rejection – Not the Final Word

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

“The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing it is marvelous in our eyes.” [Psalms 118:22-23]

According to Wikipedia “A cornerstone will sometimes be referred to as a ‘foundation-stone.’ Yet, a chief or head cornerstone is not located in the foundation, it is placed above two walls to bind them together or to prevent a building from falling apart. Living as post resurrection people, we see in this phrase from the psalmist Christ.  Of course, Apostle Paul did as well referring to Christ as the ‘head of the corner’ and as the ‘Chief Cornerstone of the Church’ (Ephesians 2:20). Christ is both foundational and essential
for the structural integrity of our lives. Yet, Christ was rejected by the powers and principalities of his day.  Christ’s rejection wasn’t the last word though, for God’s ways are not our ways. If rejection isn’t the last word for Christ or for us, then how might this help us live more fully the way of Christ?

Prayer

Loving God, I am thankful that rejection does not have the final word for Christ or for me.  I confess anew that Christ is foundational for my life.  Christ also holds me together when life feels as if it is falling apart. Thank you for these words of assurance, which give me the courage to follow you even in the face of rejection. Amen.

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