shared by Harry Rodenberger
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Ephesians 2:20 (KJV)
Internet Examples of Cornerstone references:
Ballard Marine Construction Inc. – Washougal, WA
|BALLARD is seriously committed to our employees and understands that team work is the cornerstone and fundamental driving force behind our organization’s…
ONE Gas, Inc – Hugo, OK
a division of ONE Gas, Inc., was founded in 1906,and is the cornerstone of one of the oldest corporations in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Natural Gas Company*….
The Animal League – Leesburg, FL
Kindness and care for animals and respect for the client is a cornerstone of this organization. The Animal League has been in the business of advocating for our
BAC Construction Services LLC. – Minneapolis, MN 55426
|Providing excellent customer service is the cornerstone of our success. APPLICANTS MUST APPLY IN PERSON TO BE CONSIDERED.*….
from The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica
Cornerstone, ceremonial building block, usually placed ritually in the outer wall of a building to commemorate its dedication. Sometimes the stone is solid, with date or other inscription. More typically, it is hollowed out to contain metal receptacles for newspapers, photographs, currency, books, or other documents reflecting current customs, with a view to their historical use when the building is remodeled or demolished.
The cornerstone of Boniface Church, Aachen, Ger.
Until the development of modern construction, the stone was usually at a corner, possibly as the first of the foundation stones and it was a real support. The modern cornerstone need not actually support, need not be positioned at a corner, and need not be part of the foundation; often it is placed ornamentally in the facade or in an interior wall or floor.
From the original position and function of the cornerstone arose figures of speech in many languages referring to cornerstones or foundation stones of character, faith, liberty, or other excellence. Early customs connected with cornerstones were related to study of the stars and their religious significance. Buildings were laid out with astronomical precision in relation to points of the compass, with emphasis on corners. Cornerstones symbolized “seeds” from which buildings would germinate and rise.
Various religious rituals and Bible references spread and perpetuated the cornerstone custom. Ceremonies have been marked with processions, sacrifices, sprinklings of blood and water, and wide participation by rulers, priests, and other dignitaries who used the mason’s trowel, often made of gold or silver.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, ARIZONA—
In 1962, London Bridge was falling down. Built in 1831, the bridge couldn’t handle the ever-increasing flow of traffic across the Thames River. The British government decided to put the bridge up for sale, and Robert McCulloch, Founder of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and Chairman of McCulloch Oil Corporation, submitted the winning bid of $2,460,000. McCulloch then spent another $7 million to have it moved to the community he established in 1964.
The bridge was dismantled, and each stone was numbered. Everything was shipped 10,000 miles to Long Beach, California, and then trucked to Lake Havasu City. Reconstruction began on September 23, 1968, with a ceremony including the Lord Mayor of London, who laid the cornerstone.
And now from Harry himself:
HE IS THE TOP LINE AND HE IS THE BOTTOM LINE…THE ALPHA AND OMEGA…. THE BEGINNING AND THE END….
HE WAS BORN OF A VIRGIN….WORKED AND LIVED AMONG US …WAS CRUCIFIED…DIED …BURIED AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD!
HE IS THE CORNERSTONE THAT WILL NEVER FAIL!
HE IS THE ARTIST …. THE WORLD IS HIS CANVAS!