Living Stones

For Your name, heart and soul
My life is Yours a living stone
For Your glory, heart and soul
Surrendered all to build our home

– Hillsong Music, Mountain

If you haven’t already noticed, I love this song. It blares over and over in my car, home, through the headset, wherever, because it makes me feel alive. Passion comes to the surface and I am set alight. And now we’re heading into the good part.

1 Peter 2:5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.

Heart and soul, completely surrendered, a living stone. A life sold out to the cause of Jesus Christ. But a stone means I am part of a structure, a building. What building?

Jesus has always had a love affair with His church. We think she is disjointed and critical, but He loves her more than life. From the beginning Jesus said His church would be built on people. Disciple Peter was far from perfect, yet a worthy life on which Jesus would build the church.

That is why I am a living stone in the one thing Jesus said He would build once He was gone – the church. God’s beautiful, glorious church. More than a building, church is lives. Once broken, messy lives, who have come together to build a home. A home for the lost. A home for the hurting to be healed and restored.

Singing along to the lyric sends chills up my spine, not because I see what I can accomplish with Jesus. No, I see what we can accomplish together.

This hill becoming a mountain is not an individual life, it is many living stones, building a home. This is the Church Age. Come on. Don’t miss out. Make your mark in history and be a living stone in your local church.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

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