October 2, 2011
“The stone the masons threw out is now the cornerstone. This is God’s work; we rub our eyes, we can hardly believe it.” Matthew 21:42
Forty-six years ago today, I married Glen. I was nineteen—a Navy man’s bride. At about year 39, I decided I no longer wanted to be married. We’d grown emotionally apart. I thought that since I was lonely in the marriage, I’d be better off alone. When it became apparent that Glen, too, was lonely, that’s when the work began to build up the cornerstone of our marriage—pebble, by pebble–and have a stronger marriage than ever.
In the Matthew 21 scripture, Jesus was referring to the Pharisees and chief priests who wanted to get rid of him. When they put Jesus on the cross, they had no idea he would rise to become the cornerstone for those who put him to death.
Dear Lord, whether I want to admit it or not, I continue to have loose mortar in a corner of my life. Forgive me and help me keep the foundation of my life strong. Amen