Monday, October 26, 2009


We stood huddled together on that cold morning, waiting in anticipation. What was in that box? Would it reveal long lost treasures? Paperwork from days gone by? To tell you the truth, I don't remember what was in that box. I do remember the ceremony. It was a chilly autumn morning, when we all gathered, waiting as the minister opened the box which had been hidden away behind the cornerstone of our little country church. My Grandfather talked at great length about the significance of that cornerstone. He explained to me, it was the most important part of the building, it was the anchor. Thoughts swirling around in my head that morning where those of the entire Church collapsing since we had removed that cornerstone. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. Psalm 118:8 There is so much truth in that passage. That verse is in the center of the Bible. How much comfort I receive, knowing that God is my cornerstone, the Capstone of my very existence. Our little Church did not collapse that day, in fact that little Church back in Ohio Sixteen United Methodist, celebrated 150 years last year. Knowing that God is the foundation, and the cornerstone of my life keeps me from bending. Knowing that He is always there gives me the comfort to get through another day.


Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Lovely, Katt. Thanks! And Amen!

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

I can always count on you my friend. Hugs

Carol J. Garvin said...

Wonderful reminder, Katt. Thanks.

"God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging." (Ps. 46:1-3)

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Isn't that comforting? I have been so blessed all day today. EVEN though the electric keeps going off--and my computer turns off while I'm working on my latest wip---I have STILL had such joy in my heart! Praise the LORD!
Many blessings to you my friend

JaxPop said...

"It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. Psalm 118:8"

With the craziness in today's world there's no better verse to hold onto.

When I was a kid our church expanded & they created a "time capsule" within the cornerstone. It's supposed to be opened in 2069 100 years - think I'll make it to 113?

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Dave, Of course you'll make it to 113! We'll all be in the home together! Drooling over your birthday cake!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Katt -

Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. :)

I enjoyed your devotional.


Pat said...

Kathryn, I shall read your wonderful words to Sixteen on Sunday. They are replacing the floor joints this month. WE hope to be back to Sixteen when they are done. Right now we are meeting at Iberia UMC.

The story of the dog touched my heart. Our dog of Sixteen years old has not been well and I know the day is coming when her spirit shall return to the Father. Blessings Pastor Pat.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Pastor Pat, I think I just sent this blog to you---again??? You do remember, I'm old, right????
Love and my blessings to you and all that you do

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Susan, thanks for your comments---I'm anxious to read your blog