Friday, October 19, 2007

I am a Lego

In Girls Small group we have been studying 1 Peter. Last night we were reading through 1 Peter 2:
4As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him— 5you 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. 6For in Scripture it says:
"See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame."[a] 7Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
"The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone,[b]"[c] 8and,
"A stone that causes men to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall."[d] They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.
I told the girls that when I read through this verse I thought of legos. The first piece when building a lego house is the flat green piece. It brings stability. It is the cornerstone and most important piece. We have to build our house on the rock of Christ.

Then, you have all of these individual pieces of legos. You could just start stacking them all over the green piece, but if they aren't interacting together then you can't build a wall. Community is a vital aspect of our faith. You can't build a stable wall by just stacking legos on top of each other and putting the stacks side by side. They have to interlock with each other, distribute the weight, which is exactly what we should be doing as followers of Christ.

Another side note that I didn't discuss with them last night...there is only one structure God is building. There aren't several different buildings all on the same piece of is one structure. Many times, as Christians, we decide we don't like the building we are a part of because the color is wrong or we don't like where we are positioned in the structure so we go and try to be a part of another one or . We have to remember that ultimately we are all part of one structure if we are followers of God!

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