CORNERSTONE – BLOG

Cornerstone

 

It seems like only last week I was putting away the Christmas decorations and here it is May….Mothers Day.  So in honor and or remembrance of moms everywhere, thank you for your words of endless wisdom we have all grown to love.
  • Always change your underwear; you never know when you’ll be in an accident.
  • Don’t put that in your mouth; you don’t know where it’s been!
  • Be careful or you’ll put your eye out.
  • What if everyone jumped off a cliff? Would you do it, too?
  • You have enough dirt behind those ears to grow potatoes!
  • Close that door! Were you born in a barn?
  • And the best one of all….If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

Thanks Mom.

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” – Cardinal Mermillod



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