Cornerstone

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Cornerstone Acts 4:11 by Nicole Plymesser Nelson

Before I painted this one I googled images for cornerstones.  Most of the photos were of very old buildings, hundreds of years old.  Buildings of stability, tradition, strength, and even the courage to prevail.  Buildings that had made it through any number of natural and human disasters.

When we are in need it is so good to know that we can turn to the strongest one of all!  Jesus is our cornerstone.  He is stability, strength, courage.  God is a tradition of faith and love that has prevailed through thousands of years of natural and human disasters.  We can stand in His corner and know that we are protected and loved.

Remember I prayed for a bubble of protection this weekend around my daughter?  I liked that image, but now I think I like the visual of her standing by the cornerstone of Jesus-the walls flanking her on either side.  I like the visual of me standing in that corner with my hands pressed against the cool stones and bricks feeling the power of Jesus jolt my system as I feel that stability strengthen me.

We sang the song Cornerstone this weekend in church, and of course, I cried.  And my artwork came to my mind.  I closed my eyes and could picture this building.  And the cornerstones of countless churches.  And I was fortified.

Here is the song by Hillsong for you to listen to.  What images come to mind?  How does it make you feel?

Go, Tell, and make disciples of all nations--spread the good news.

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