One of my favorite images of Jesus is the cornerstone. “Therefore thus says the Lord God: ‘See, I am laying in Zion a foundation stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation: One who trusts will not panic’” (Isaiah 28:16).
I love that picture. I love the idea that Jesus is an anchor, a fixed point – a steady, unchanging pillar. It’s a comforting image in the storm of my own humanity, when my weaknesses sink pits in my own foundations.
And it’s supposed to be a comfort. We’re supposed to take solace in God’s perfection, in God’s immobility. We’re supposed to rely on the idea that the things we lack are made up for by God. The biggest step, I think, is learning to actually rely on that, instead of clinging to the idea that we can make up the difference ourselves.
This message is excerpted from “Weak spots” by Abby Accettura in the November 2016 Gather magazine.
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