The Chief Cornerstone

Mud bricks without straw
Will crumble and fail
I Am the straw
Which binds and gives strength

Clay bricks bear no weight
Without first being fired
I Am the furnace
Which forms solid purpose

No brick cleaves to another
Without mortar to join
I Am the lime
Which fills, binds, and breathes

No wall shall stand
Without firm, deep foundations
I Am the bedrock
Which bears the build’s strain

No arch will stand
Without structure and a keystone
I Am the Kingdom capstone
Which holds the arch aloft

A building without openings
Remains eternally in darkness
My arches create windows
To let in My Light

I am the Chief cornerstone
My church’s anchor and footing
And I My church shall stand
To the end of all days

‘Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.’
– Ephesians 2:19-20


  1. What a beautiful poem! It is encouraging to know Jesus will never fail His Church, no matter how many times we fail in showing the world His way of Love in our lives. – Lydia

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