A life that stands is one that is built on Christ’s Word.
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“So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners.
You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people.
You are members of God’s family.
Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets.
And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.”
Ephesians 2:19-20 New Living Translation
This rock cairn is one of many cairns that play a significant role for people climbing Cedar Mountain.
Cedar Mountain is a popular hike for those staying at Lutheran Valley Retreat (more affectionately known as LVR). Though not a tall mountain by any stretch of the imagination, it is a fairly steep climb to a vista that looks out over the retreat as well as the 2002 Hayman Fire and the Rampart Range Mountains.
These cairns guide the way to the summit. They withstand gale force winds, rain and snow. From year to year they stand and lead people to an experience they might otherwise miss.
The foundation of the prophets and the apostles has withstood the challenges of history. This foundation continues to point people to the chief cornerstone, to Jesus Christ. Long before we entered history and long after we join the church triumphant this foundation will last. It will stand until Jesus returns.
That foundation of the apostles and prophets is the Word that is read and explored in the context of God’s community. It forms our community and it commission this community. Without this foundation we’ll lose our way and never experience the life that God intends for us to live.
God’s Word can be trusted to lead us to Jesus.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner