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Celebrating The Everlasting King – Day 7

Celebrating The Everlasting King – Day 7

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Isaiah 28:16 Therefore this is what the Lord God says: “Behold, I am laying a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. The one who believes in it will not be disturbed.

The last phrase of this verse gets me. I sigh when I read this passage. I live in a state of disturbance. It’s not just the interruptions that happen due to the nature of ministry, it is realizing so many hurt… continually. For many, the bottom is dropping out due to financial struggles, relationship dysfunction, health issues… Ministry leaders talk about empathy fatigue. I feel guilty about having fatigue when I’m not the one living the hardship. Surely, I can at least listen. At a minimum, I know I’m disturbed and get tired of having no quick solution.


I love the truth of Christ as the Cornerstone, in Zion, tested, precious, foundational, FIRMLY placed, NOT disturbed. My husband is a bridge engineer. I know the life giving and saving value of a cornerstone. All structure depends on a cornerstone.


Celebrating His birth and thinking about His fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies by His incarnation provides a foundation for our belief. Peace with God is established by the recognition of His provision of life through His Son. The Son secures us to the Father Who seals us with His Spirit. This Cornerstone provides a firm foundation that keeps His child from sinking away from God.


As you celebrate His birth this Christmas, think about what you stand on. Is it worries, frustrations, fears or unfulfilled wish lists? Lay down and rest on the trusted Cornerstone knowing that if you are at peace with God, knowing His provision of life for you, then you are unsinkable.


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