Are the stones crying out???

As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5

I find it rather amusing at times to read about the questions that are posed about Stonehenge. If you watch the History channel or PBS you are bound to see that countless hours of time and film have been spent to document or propose a theory on what men believe was the purpose of this group of standing rocks represented to the builders.

Well, to be quite frank, unless some day someone finds the directions and reason behind this formation no one really knows; it is a mystery.

Recently I have begun to think on the idea of stones or rocks as a monument in scripture.

I think of Exodus 24, where Moses was commanded by God to set up 12 stone pillars representing the 12 tribes of Israel.
I think of Joshua 4; where the stones were taken from the middle of the Jordan and stacked on the other side as a reminder...a place to tell of the rescue of the Israelites by God, a memorial forever to remind them.
I think of the shepherd boy David, anointed to be a king who chose five smooth stones to stand against a giant.
The rebuke of John the Baptizer against the Pharisees and Sadducee's comes to mind; "...out of these stones God can raise up children foe Abraham."
Jesus said that even if those who shouted Hosanna at his entrance into Jerusalem were quiet that the stones would cry out (Luke 19:40)

The idea that I am slowly getting to is this. If Stonehenge were all that important of a "monument" then there would be someone to tell the story. As it is, those who brought it to be have long since vanished and there seems to be none who can recall the true reason for its being there.

I hope that this never happens to our churches. I pray that we can be people who always hold to the reason that we are here, the reason we gather together with the name of Christ over our doors, that we are stones being raised up top be priests, with words written not on tablets of stone, but instead the tablets of human hearts.

Let us be the stones that are raised up to cry out, let us be the ones to point out the stone set in Zion and the reason for His presence.
Let us point people to Jesus and tell the story of the crossing over from sin and death to everlasting healing and life.

Let us follow the urging of Peter in 1 Peter 2:1-3;
"Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good."

Give me Jesus!

jb

Comments

David Creek said…
Thanks for that post brother. It really is interesting seeing all the examples for just about anything in the Word. It comes togegther!

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