Wednesday, 7th Week after Pentecost

Text: Matthew 21:33-46

Prayer Pointers:

To make more time for reading the Word

For wisdom in living the way of Jesus

For those in building and construction

THE MOVIE THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION tells the story of two New England prison inmates who become unlikely but close friends, and through their friendship find freedom. One of the two friends escapes from prison; the other is released on parole a few months after the events of the escape.

The paroled man, named Red, has in his hand a blank postcard from a Pacific coast city in Mexico, and a promise from his friend Andy. Red is to go to a small village near the prison and look for a stone wall that runs straight and true away from town. At the end of the wall he will find there a stone unlike the others, a stone that does not belong; under that stone he will find what he seeks. Red is both afraid and eager to follow his friend’s directions; afraid of what he might find, afraid of what the finding will mean for his life.

You will have to watch the movie to learn what Red does.

In our own lives, we too are confronted by a stone unlike all others, a stone that seemingly does not belong. Many who believe they know how to build a good life have rejected this stone. But as we see the crooked foundations of the world groan, we must not be afraid. As we see the crooked walls of people’s lives fail to provide boundaries and structure, we must be ready with faith and hope and love.

Build on Jesus, Creation’s cornerstone! Learn his ways, study his word, walk with his people, and find how marvelous he is.

May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks


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