The Stones Are Talking

I read this out of "Streams in the Desert", September 1 entry.

"The stones in the wall said, "We have come from mountains far away - from the sides of rugged cliffs. Fire and water have worked on us for ages but have only produced crevices. Yet human hands like yours have made us into homes where children of your immortal race are born, suffer, rejoice, find rest and shelter, and learn the lessons that our Maker and yours is teaching. But ot come to the point of being used for this purpose we have endured much. Dynamite has torn at our very hearts and pickaxes have broken and split us into pieces. Often as we lay disfigured and broken in the quarry, everything seemed to be without design or meaning. But gradually we were cut into blocks, and some of us were chiseled with sharper instuments until we had a fine edge. Now we are complete, we are in our proper places, and are of service.

You, however, are still in your quarry. You are not complete and because of that, as once was the case with us, there is much you don not understand. But you are destined for a higher building, and someday you will be placed in it by angelic hands, becoming a living stone in a heavenly temple"."

I found the above wonderful in its illustration that I am not finished, that there is much more work to be done in me. God will shape me in His time and for His purpose, not just for some ordinary use.

3 Responses to "The Stones Are Talking"

Simon said... Friday, September 03, 2004 2:26:00 AM

I don't know, it sounds like some fancy excuse for being a block head...

Liv said... Friday, September 03, 2004 12:56:00 PM

You're probably right!

Thomas said... Wednesday, September 08, 2004 8:24:00 PM

Hey Wifey, good devotional thought for the day. You know I have my rough edges...

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