|Sirena Gate, Paestum, Italy|
I used to love watching my oldest son play with blocks when he was little. A natural engineer, he was always drawn to building higher, longer, and sturdier, constantly modifying his designs. At children’s museums, he would enlist his younger sister and brother into helping him construct the giant arch from foam blocks. Not an easy job. The entire structure was completely unstable until the capstone block was inserted at the top, linking the two columns.
With the capstone, the arch is one of the most stable structures known to man, capable of bearing extreme amounts of weight over long periods of time. Without it? A heap of rubble.
Jesus called Himself the capstone, “the stone the builders rejected” (Matthew 21:42). Jesus Christ is the central, vital component to God’s plan of salvation, capable of bearing the weight of sin for all humanity for all time. Without Him? A heap of sin and pain. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
This Holy Week, ponder the magnitude of who Jesus is and what He did for us through His death and resurrection. What does He mean to you?