"And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
I love the programme Grand designs. There's something about the drive and the ambition of the soon to be home owners who take themselves through an often painstaking process of planning, preparation and hundreds of hours of commitment and hard work to see their dream homes fulfilled. I'm sure many of us would love to have such beautiful or bespoke homes but when we consider the financial cost and the investment of our time and energy we leave it for the dedicated few.
When I read this verse about Christ being the cornerstone, I am struck by the fact that in building our life he's the central part. He holds it all together. He has the grand design for us and he will put us in exactly the right place where we will flourish and where we can be everything we're called to be. All the planning and preparation is done. The hours of agonising toil have already been spent. He has made the sacrifice on our behalf. We just have to take up our rightful place seated with him and we get to enjoy the finished work.
Wherever you put your time and energy, place Jesus in the centre. Allow him to guide your day. Don't build in your own strength and know that his plan will not disappoint. He is the master craftsman and is the most perfectly skilled to find the perfect design for your life.