Monday, August 10, 2009

The Cornerstone

Adjacent to the dental clinic at Kijabe this scene daily unfolds.  A group of 5 or so Kenyan men pick up their hammers and chisels.  They begin shaping odd pieces of rock into rectangular bricks one by one.  They are hired by the hospital.  This is the way the new Theatre (5 Operating Rooms) are being built.   
I watch and wonder if they will ever finish this job and if the new OR's will ever be completed?  I also wonder which one of these hand and chisel formed blocks will be the cornerstone?  A cornerstone to a Mission Hospital operating room designed to heal the sick and afflicted?  And, ultimately we ask who is our cornerstone?

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 through Jesus Christ. For 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.
Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, 
   "The stone the builders rejected 
      has become the capstone,
1 Peter 2:4-7                     

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dad and I are just catching up with all the blogs that we missed while at Crescent Lake. We are sorry to hear that you have been sick Sara, but glad that you are recovering. Thanks for all the pictures. Dad wanted to know why you didn't ask for some titanium implants. Is the cat gone again? He sounds nasty. We are catching up after a wonderful week with the family although you were all sorely missed. The Family Talent show went on but wasn't quite the same without our emcee. Andrew jumped over the campfire. Dad and Mom