Daily Worship

Small stone to Big rock!

Amanda MacQuarrie December 01, 2023 2 2
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Matthew 16: 13-19 (NRSVA)

13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ 14 And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ 15 He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ 16 Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ 17 And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.’

A question, a confession, and a new name!

Petra, small stone.

And Jesus says, On this ROCK his church will be built.


The rock beneath our feet,

On which we build.


Your love for us God,

Made known to us in Christ.


The rock,

Of our confession.

The pebble of assurance,

That having recognised you

As the centre of our being,

Meaning we have something firm to stand on as the sands of time slide on.


The ground beneath us,

A foundation holding us fast.

We are yours,

We are loved,

Precious and adored.

Part of something bigger than ourselves.

Created and loved by you,

Rock of Ages,

Thank you!