Living Stones

YOU ARE A LIVING STONE!

Sometimes caregivers are angry and frustrated with many responsibilities they have, and occasionally they resent the assumption that they alone will take on the role of caregiver.  While other family member go about their normal daily schedule, you must squeeze your schedule within the parameters of another’s needs.

Peter offers an interesting perspective to our function and worth in God’s kingdom.  He refers to us as “living stones” in Gods’s spiritual house.  Each person, like each stone of a temple, is carefully chosen and placed to bring strength and beauty to the structure.  A temple cannot be made with only one stone.  Keeping this in mind, we can feel confident and justified when we share caregiving responsibilities with family, friends and professionals.   Peter goes on to remind us that we are holy priesthood, bringing spiritual sacrifices that are highly valued by God..  He looks with favor on acts of worship, praise, good works, the sacrifice of possessions, and the time we give in service.  These, too, are common sacrifices that go alone with the roll of caregiving.  God loves our selfless service, which is built on the Cornerstone, Jesus Christ, who shed His blood to make us righteous before God.

Living stones centered on Christ!

1 Peter 2:4-5 As you come to Him, the living stone – rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to Him – You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God though Jesus Christ.