Perpetually Coming to Jesus

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As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in Scripture: 

“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” 1 Pet. 2:4–6

Lord Jesus, I used to think “coming to Jesus” described the day we first trusted you for our salvation. For sure, that’s the most essential “come to Jesus meeting” we’ll ever have. But we need you today as much as the day you gave us new life.

In fact, we’ll never exhaust our need for what you alone can be, do, and give us. For as Peter’s words celebrate, you are the life-giving living Stone for your beloved people; the precious cornerstone of the living temple called the body of Christ; and the rock of refuge that’s higher than us (Ps. 61:2–3).

You are the rock from which God gave water in the wilderness in Moses’ day (1 Cor. 10:1–4); the honey-giving rock of whom Asaph spoke (Ps. 81:16); and Daniel’s stone, cut from a mountain by the hands of God, which will become an everlasting kingdom of redemption and restoration (Dan. 2:36–45).

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The more precious you are to us, the more we watch our idols topple, our shame melt, and our fears flee. The more we come to you, the more we realize you’re always first running to us faster.

Lord Jesus, we come to you right now—we come bringing our emptiness to the fountain of your fullness, our brokenness to the storehouse of your kindness, and our weakness to the daily-ness of your mercies. We come right now, trusting you for gospel-manna. We come giving you the praise and worship of which you alone are worthy.

So very Amen we pray, in your loving and strong name.

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