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Nudgings #21 - A Living "Skipping" Stone

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As you come to [Jesus], the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house. (1 Peter 2:3-5, NIV)

As I read today about being a “living stone,” built into a spiritual house for God’s glory, my boyhood mind went in another direction.

I began thinking about the perfect “skipping” stone. It is flat, smooth, and an ideal fit for the hand that is doing the throwing. And when it is thrown correctly, it glides along, just above the surface of the water, inciting ripples of ever-widening beauty everywhere it touches.
And I found myself praying:

Jesus, I want to be a living, “skipping” stone, for You.
Find me, make me, empower me and use me for your Glory.
Get ahold of me and fling me furiously.
May I alight gently and joyously upon the surface of the world,
and bless others with the kindness, goodness and beauty You instill.
May my life give you delight, and may the places where I "skip" today
ripple outward with your love, mercy and amazing grace.
Amen

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