God’s Lincoln Log
By Cheri Cowell –
During the summer, hours can be spent with a set of Lincoln Logs creating houses, forts, and castles. If you play with more than one set you can even build a whole town. Of course, the real challenge is to see how big you can make your building before it falls over. We learn quickly if we set that first block securely, then we have a better chance of having our building stand tall.
God also likes to play with building blocks, and He, too, knows about setting that first one just right.
Today’s verse is placed within a parable. Spoken to the Pharisees before His arrest, Jesus tells the story of God planting a vineyard (representing Israel), and providing well for it. He then sends many prophets to speak to them about His plans, but the Israelites ignore these prophets. So, He sends His Son, Jesus, to give His message. Jesus tells the Pharisees He knows about their plot to kill Him, but He also predicts His return by talking about the capstone. The capstone or cornerstone of the building is the foundation upon which all other stones are set. The message is clear, if we need to be careful in setting that first block when building our play forts, how much more careful should we be in choosing the capstone or cornerstone for the building of our lives?
PRAYER: Lord, please help me place all my building blocks upon You as my Capstone so my tower will still be standing when all others have fallen to the ground.
“Haven’t you read this passage of Scripture: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes?” (Mark 12:10 NIV)