Title: Jesus Will!
Text:Matthew 16:18a; 1 Peter 2:5-8
Thought for the Day:
Jesus will so what? He will build his church on the rock. Who or what is the rock upon which the church of Jesus will be built? The text suggests that Simon, now known as Peter or Petros, a derivative of the Greek word petra,meaning rock, is in fact the rock upon whom the church will be built. True, Peter will play a significant role in the founding of the church, but he is, after all, just a man. The true rock is the revelation by God the Father through God the Spirit that God the Son is the Christ, the Savior of the world. Every time a man, woman or child on this planet receives that revelation, that blessing from God, the church is built, on person, one soul at a time.
Peter, in his letter of 1 Peter, uses much stone imagery, making sure to point out to disciples then and now that Jesus is the cornerstone of the church, the One of whom the prophets spoke, the church is not a physical house but a spiritual house built with living stones.
Pray through this Thought for the Day as the Spirit leads you in your heart and in your mind. Amen.