As you come to him, the living Stone — rejected by humans 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 through Jesus Christ. – 1 Peter 2:4-5
Jesus is described as the chief cornerstone which is the first and major building block of the church. God is building a spiritual house but what good is it without a strong foundation? As believers, we are called to be part of that foundation and to be connected to the body of Christ. Peter reminds us to be those living stones and proclaim the excellencies of Jesus who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light!
There is another part of the Bible that prompts me to think of “living stones” in an additional way. In Joshua 4, God instructs Joshua and his men to gather and pile up stones to serve as a memorial. They were to remind them that the Jordan River stopped flowing when the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant went across. Throughout the years, piles of stones were used to mark areas when something eventful happened. Because of the stone’s natural ability to withstand the elements, people would learn about each event for many years to come. These piles of stones serve as a lasting reminder that God is truly at work.
What if we made a pile of stones every time when we felt God move in our lives? Awesome idea but I think that we actually are those living, pile of stones. We should bear witness every time someone passes by us!