CORNERSTONE – BLOG

Cornerstone

 

 
One of my most memorable services at LCPC was a Maundy Service.  Each person was invited to  write on a piece a paper something we sought forgiveness and then nailed our paper to the cross. 
 
The power and weight of my sin being transferred and bore by Jesus came alive that night as I held the hammer in my hand and struck the nail head deeper and deeper into the cross until the nail held my sin.
 
I walked away in silence, deep in thought of the event that took place 2,000 years ago. As I tried to recall what I wrote, I could not remember.  When I closed my eyes and try to envision my sin on the paper, my paper was blank, tears rolled down my cheek. This is truly what Jesus did for us. 
 
Isaiah 1:18 “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.” Jesus took our fall, so that our sins could be cleansed. 
 
 


Cornerstone

 

How can I help?  Just four simple words, but they evoke such a powerful message of love and tenderness and creates a long lasting domino effect.
 
And what does the Bible say?  We are to think like a servant. Servants focus on others, not themselves.  When we stop focusing on our own needs, we become aware of the needs that surround us.
 
What greater example of servant hood is there, than to look and study the life of our Lord Jesus Christ, the perfect servant. Throughout His earthly ministry He was completely involved in serving others. Jesus said to the disciples, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Mark 10:45


Cornerstone

 

 
In times such as ours, the Bible continues to be a source of  wisdom and comfort.
 
 “…a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.  ….put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience: bearing with one another, and forgiving  each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity, Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Colossians 3: 11-15