Do you like building things, or destroying them, or both?
Apparently, when you build a house (I’ve not done it myself) there is one stone that is more important than all the others. It’s called the cornerstone. All the other stones or bricks are measured in reference to that one. So that stone is the one that is always in the right place.
Paul is saying that Jesus is the cornerstone of God’s family. There are the foundations of the prophets and the apostles, but Jesus is the one who draws the whole building together. And in him we are all being built into a dwelling for the Holy Spirit.
But at the same time, Jesus has knocked the walls down. These are the walls that divide us – things like hostility and having enemies and being horrible to one another and all that separated the Jewish people from the non Jewish people – the Gentiles. Jesus meant that people who weren’t Jewish could have access to God in a way that had never happened before.
Basically, it’s all about Jesus. He is the centre of our faith – because being a Christian is all about having been rescued by God, and knowing Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, and through him walls are broken down, and we can know God for ourselves.
Lord God, we pray that you would break down any walls in our hearts at the moment. Help us to know you more and build our faith around Jesus as our cornerstone. Amen.
Why not have a listen to Cornerstone by Hillsong and praise God for all he has done for us.