Today was an opportunity to stroll down memory lane. Our Lectionary texts had us in 1 Peter and the passage where we are called living stones, which was the name of a youth choir that I sang in a number of years ago. There is more detail in the sermon so give it a listen for that part.
We are called living stones in the edifice that is the church, or perhaps more properly the Church, but what might that mean? I found it amusing that the NIV Study Bible felt it necessary to point out that this does not mean that we are actually stones but remain persons. But putting that bit of clarification behind us, what does it mean to be a living stone? As I pondered the texts for this week the thing I kept coming back to was the image of a building made of stones, not bricks or cinder blocks, but stones, field stones. One of the things about field stone construction is that the stones are not uniform, they are similar perhaps but if you are making a wall out of found stones there are going to be different sizes, hence the sermon title.
Knox Presbyterian Stones or pebbles?
As you may have noticed there is only one sermon this week. This isn’t a sign of technological failure but rather indicates that this Sunday was the Sunday School / church school celebration at Knox which meant the service was a bit later to accommodate parents and such. St. Mark’s was well taken care of I’m sure but I don’t have that sermon so I can’t put it up here, if I do get an electronic copy of it I’ll post it here.
It appears that spring has finally arrived so I hope all your plantings will thrive and your spring and summer are exactly what you need them to be.