The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone (Ps 118)
Psalm 118 was written in the context of the fledgling nation of Israel fighting and defeating surrounding nations. This passage is used in Christianity to refer to Jesus. Jesus was not favourably received by the Jewish establishment yet he is pivotal to our faith. This passage may ring true for some readers in the context of their lives: feeling rejected or an ‘outsider’ but with determination and faith go on to play their part, one that is significant to them.
Our young people need to learn to trust in themselves and their abilities – placed there by the God who loved them into life. They need to learn to be resilient – rising above challenges, ignoring ‘the haters’. While we have our Messiah, this passage can encourage young people to shake off difficulties, use their God-given gifts to the full and play their unique part in their community.
Have a great week!