”As you come to him, the living Stone—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house.” (1 Peter 2:4-5)
I read the following in an old Christian book from the year 1900:
A foreign ambassador asked the King of Sparta why he didn’t have high walls ringing the city. ”Oh”, said the King, ”Come back tomorrow and you’ll see why”. The next day an armed army of ten thousand warriors stood in a circle surrounding the city. ”See there – each man is a stone in this living wall!” said the king.
God doesn’t erect any stone monuments. He doesn’t build walls of stone for protection. He uses people in the spiritual building of His house that He’s been overseeing since Jesus was laid as the first cornerstone.
Living stones chiseled to suit
God now places to join with purpose His holy Temple,
Reflecting the glory of Christ the Rock
From where God has selected every stone.