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Family Cornerstone

Posted on May 02 , 2014 in Family & Life Lessons & Salvation

Family Cornerstone

© By Brad L Hodges

Isaiah 28:16
16 So this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;

Acts 4:11-12
11 Jesus is

“‘the stone you builders rejected,
which has become the cornerstone.’

12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

Wikipedia describes cornerstone as:
The cornerstone (or foundation stone) concept is derived from the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.

Generally in life there is more than one way to get something done. In instances of accomplishment the unique creativity, imagination and resolve of an individual all work together to “Get-R-Done!”

God made us all unique for a reason, which in my opinion is so that humanity is a kaleidoscope of personalities inhabiting a world of creative nature comprised from the imagination of God. In this way it is never boring to say the least.

As a result each one of us builds a life inimitable to anyone else. We start from a young age to assemble the building blocks that will become that life. Of course along the way we encounter many other human beings with their own individual blocks which they inevitably bring to the building site.

If we marry someone the architectural sequence is usually a family. When a man and woman assemble their building blocks of life together that becomes the foundation from which children emerge, ancestry branches out and heritage is established.

As the framework of the family is fabricated and grows how successful the outcome will be is dependent on the strength of the cornerstone upon which it is built.

If the cornerstone upon which a family is built is Jesus Christ, because the husband and wife ‘construction crew’ found salvation through the only name by which it can be given, then the method of building is considerably narrowed down and the foundation built on rock rather than sand. Certainly the combined creativity, imagination and resolve of the crew goes into constructing a sound family unit but it is Christ who is the general contractor that gets it done.

In America today we see a terrible erosion and demolition of the traditional family structure (father and mother crew).

According to Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2009, a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau every two years (and most recently in December 2011), there are approximately 13.7 million single parents in the United States today, and those parents are responsible for raising 22 million children. This number represents approximately 26% of children under 21 in the U.S. today.*

The assumption that “most” single mothers are were single from the outset is false. Of the mothers who are custodial parents: 44.2% are currently divorced or separated. Of the fathers who are custodial parents: 53.5% are divorced or separated.*

These eroded traditional families started out as a father/mother crew and ended in divorce.

Obviously much of America has rejected God as is evident in the moral decline surrounding us, which inevitably leads to weak family foundations void of the crucial cornerstone of Jesus Christ.

If you are a believer considering marriage and a family it behoves you to seek out a construction partner licensed by the salvation of Jesus Christ and that you then enlist Christ as your general contractor and cornerstone upon which your legacy is built.

Christ must be your personal cornerstone of salvation first and foremost because that salvation is found in no one else but Him regardless if you choose to build a family or not.

However if you decide to build a family be sure the foundation is a rock formed by two united believers and the cornerstone that is set is Jesus since all other stones of your family will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire family structure.

* Source: About.com – Single Parents (http://abt.cm/1kvUq0H)


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