42 Jesus replied, “You surely know that the Scriptures say, ‘The stone that the builders tossed aside is now the most important stone of all. This is something the Lord has done, and it is amazing to us.’
Do you ever feel like the stone that has been tossed aside but has yet to become amazing? Have you seen stone statue and given anything to the piece of rock it was before someone took that rock into their hands and created a masterpiece? The amount of time spent getting each detail just right. Seeing the picture of how it will turn out before even getting the dust off. It’s incredible.
What may look like a piece of trash to many is a treasure to some.
People are judgmental. That’s just the way it is. We are always judged on our clothes, where we’re from, how much money we make, the car we drive, the house we live in … and the list goes on. Many times we toss aside something, or someone, without fully seeing the potential there – and frankly not really wanting to.
There’s a process by which a stone becomes a masterpiece. First, the stone is chosen; we are all chosen!! Then large pieces of unnecessary stone are chiseled off and begins to take a very rough shape; when we start to figure out the obvious things that need to go out of our lives. Then other tools are chosen to whittle down the rough edges; the deeper we dig into God’s Word the more we will find about ourselves that we can change. Sometimes chalk or charcoal is used to mark where the lines should go; sort of like knowing how to get from point A to point B but not given the go ahead just yet. The shape of the stone becomes even more refined with smaller tools that require the skill of the masters hand; learning to trust Him and lean on him – not with our own understanding. Until finally a masterpiece is revealed; striving to reach our full potential in Christ – “I cannot be defeated and I will not quit” – pressing on, running the race, finishing in spite of what the world throws at us.