The other day I was sitting in our university’s quaint little prayer chapel. I sat on the kneeling bench and faced the wall like I normally do and just listened to the waters splashing down from the fountains behind me.
I studied the stones and the maze of cracks picturing the people who may have been involved in spreading the mortar and laying each stone exactly where it needed to be. Even though I have stared at these same stone walls a million times before, I feel like God brought a simple truth to mind.
The stones were all in the same family because they had to be in order to make the wall look right. But each stone was different in size and though the stones were composed of the same variety of colors, no stone looked the same. Together the stones make a beautiful wall that has so much more character than a uniformed brick wall.
It reminded me of the kingdom of God. According to God, we’re all in the same family, and we are building the kingdom with everything that we say and do for the glory of God. Not one of us is the same. Some have been given much, others have been given little, but both are used for God’s purpose.
God has created us all to be different from one another, but we share the common goal of walking with Christ and serving His purposes on earth so that one day we can all be together in the kingdom.