Stone Quarry Blog

I heard a local story in the news the other day that I found somewhat enlightening. Not only because of the locality of the story but as I listened I began to realize that what was being said by the professional researchers was confirming what we know are truths in the verses of the Bible

The story involved the redeeming of a stone quarry that had been considered for housing and business development in Stafford County, Virginia, a boyhood home of George Washington. The historical worker, Jane Connor has been working for 30 years to restore the site of the quarry….now this part intrigued me….where the Corner Stone and the Foundation Stones of the White House were quarried over 200 years ago by slave labor.
Ms Connor said that George Washington, himself, put aside the stones from his own estate’s quarry in Mt. Vernon because that stone was too soft and instead opted for the STRONG STONE of the quarry in Stafford County called Aquia Stone.
Jane Connor went on to say that “the founding fathers of our nation knew that the Foundation Stone and the corner stone had to be absolutely perfect to become the foundation of the iconic buildings of the White House and the Capitol Building because it was to endure through the ages and would be representing our Liberty and Freedom to all the world.”

I immediately thought about the Lord Jesus Christ, our Corner Stone ….the perfect Stone, the strong Foundation of our faith. Father God knew that the foundation of the Church of Jesus Christ, the Body of Christ must have a firm foundation and that Rock is Jesus Christ. And although His ancient nemesis rejected Him, He is the Steady Rock Whose work upon the cross was a faultless work…the Perfect Corner Stone and Foundation that would represent for all eternity our Liberty and Freedom in Christ Jesus to all the world.

9 thoughts on “Stone Quarry Blog

  1. Matt 21:42-43 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: `The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it….”

  2. In Isaiah 28:16′ the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.”
    “This Jesus is the Stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which has become the Head of the corner [the Cornerstone]”. [Ps. 118:22.] (AMP) Acts 4:11
    “This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner”. (KJV)
    In the secular article above the Word of God comes shining through….the Way the Truth and the Life…Jesus Christ our Foundation.

  3. One definition of cornerstone is that…..’all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.’ The death and finished work of Christ on the cross is the reference point for our calendar and the determining factor for our eternal life. The teachings and commandments of Christ, the Rock, are the reference with which we measure our conduct.

  4. This is one of my favorite choruses to sing about The Rock and His stability.

    “I go to the rock of my salvation
    I go to the stone that the builders rejected
    I run to the mountain and the mountain stands by me.
    When the earth all around me is sinkin sand
    On Christ the solid rock I stand…
    When I need a shelter
    When I need a friend
    I go to the rock”

  5. Debi,

    I love that song. With the world of many people, there’s a world of many problems.
    Thank goodness we who know Jesus can go to the rock with each problem – day and night – minute by minute. We know that Jesus Christ is in the problem or storm and He will never fail us. No other rock will do. We can count on HIS strength. That’s as good as it gets.

  6. A couple of weeks ago we were studying soils in a class that I teach and drawing diagrams of the different layers in a typical soil. We found you had to dig through four or five (or more) layers of different types/textures of soils before you reached the ‘bedrock’ down below. Perhaps going to the Rock may take some digging …but under the layers of emotions, trials, excuses, our own solutions, etc, we can find true stability in the Lord and His Words and guidance.

  7. Interesting concept, Debi…if going to the Rock was easy we might all run there. When I think of words like honesty and integrity being the bedrock of a good relationship. And, then I think if my running to The Rock because I have relationship with The Rock and it is based on truth, honesty and integrity I wonder of rocky my relationship just might be?

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