Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm and tested stone. It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never be shaken. —Isaiah 28:16b (NLT)
He is a precious cornerstone—a prized and valuable foundation. There in Jerusalem, upon Mount Moriah where Abraham did not have to sacrifice his son, God sacrificed His. Upon Golgotha, Jesus accomplished His Father’s will. What He offered for me was priceless. It cost His life. And there, while God’s legions waited breathlessly for the moment, He finally died, splitting the veil of the temple and unleashing the power of God to change mankind.
Upon this rock, He builds my faith. Valued above all else, He is the reason for all I believe—all I am. He was tested and tried upon Calvary, and there He was victorious for me. He is the only sure foundation in which I trust—the only safe harbor in which I find refuge. The gift of His precious life calls for my response even though there is nothing He asks of me. His love was the purest love ever forged and resurrected. His love gave without regard. Without hesitation, He died to rescue me.
On that morning three days later, new life burst forth and claimed me! His grace set me free. Nothing else is truth, but Him. Nothing else is worthy to build upon, but Him. God placed this foundation stone in Jerusalem for me. I have precious faith and will never be shaken again. I believe.
© 2018 Lynn Lacher