Sunday, July 19, 2009
Cracks and chips
During the healing prayer time today, a parishioner came up and interceded for the parish and the Episcopal Church. This woman had read the lessons for us just a few minutes before, and God led me to pray with her from the Epistle:
...you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God. Ephesians 2
I don't remember exactly what we prayed but I do recall offering the chipped, cracked stones to God, who can perhaps shape us into something worth putting back on that foundation of apostles and prophets, with Jesus Christ himself as our cornerstone. Only God can take the debris we've become and make a Temple for the Spirit.