This stone is of great value for you that believe; but for those who do not believe: “The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most important of all.” 1 Pet 2:8
When you come and visit us in L’Abri you will see a big grey rock sticking out of the wall. It’s been built into the house as a visible reminder of the above scripture.
The rock we used was discarded at another building site in Hermanus and chosen by us for this purpose.
Jesus has always been a stumbling block to those who do not embrace Him but to us who believe, He is precious and the most important of all! He is our Life! Nothing we are or do has any significance outside of Him, the chosen Beloved of God!
Whenever we see the rock in the wall we are encouraged to build on the one true Foundation who is from everlasting to everlasting! We are also reminded that Jesus was rejected and counted as worthless by the ones He came to save. When we go through hardships for His name sake, we will not wallow in self pity. We serve Him for better or for worse. We follow Him through the valley and on the mountain top. We identify with Him in His glory and in His shame. If He is our Lord and we are His servants then we hold fast to Him in every circumstance.
The rock in our wall reminds us of who He is and who we are.