When Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus, he tried to bring home to non-Jewish believers the difference Jesus had made. No longer was it a case of the Jews being blessed as God’s chosen people and them being far-off; the blessing was for them too. “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of His household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief Cornerstone. In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit” (Ephesians 2:19-22).

I don’t know much about buildings, but I’m told the cornerstone is the crucial one, holding all the others in place. Paul makes a similar statement in a letter to another church: “In Him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17).

If you’re anything like me, you might sometimes feel as if you’re falling to bits, physically or emotionally. It’s very comforting to be able to go to Jesus knowing He holds everything together and ask for His help.


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