Monday's Message of Hope

Living Stones!
Monday, August 23, 2021 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

For this week’s message, we’re going to look again at Peter’s first letter:

Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:4–5, NKJV)

Living stones. Rocks come in different shapes, colors, sizes, textures, and other characteristics. However, one thing they don’t have is life. They don’t breathe. They don’t have souls. They don’t reproduce. Yet, Peter called his fellow pilgrims “living stones.” He goes on to describe what that looks like, but I want us to ponder what that phrase means to us individually. What does life look like as a living stone? Full of life, yet solid, immovable. Full of compassion, yet a face set like flint. Full of joy, yet determined, resolute.

I look at those characteristics, and I see Jesus. He carried the life of God on the inside, yet he never allowed himself to be moved from his purpose. He was the embodiment of compassion, yet he had no mercy when dealing with the religious system of the day. He spread joy everywhere he went, yet he remained determined to do the Father’s will.

While I’m sure I have some of those characteristics, but I don’t come a hair’s breadth close to what Jesus walked in. This week, I’m going to intentionally be a living stone. I hope you join me.

Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • Which characteristic of a living stone do you see in yourself?
  • Which characteristic of a living stone would you like to grow in?
  • How will this impact your prayer life?

Enjoy your week as a living stone!

Penelope Kaye

 

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Evelyn From Hardin At 8/23/2021 2:10:14 PM

I never considered what it really meant to be a living stone. Appreciated your insight.

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Evelyn. Thank you for your kind words. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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