Living Stones – a poem

Marianne Bible, Sunday AM, The Bible Leave a Comment

During our worship service at The Corner, the mic was passed around and members of the congregation spoke of images that came to mind when they heard the phrase, ‘living stones’. This poem is inspired by some of those images.

Living Stones

We are
river stones
tumbled and polished, burnished
by living water

We are
unearthed fossils
revived
by the warm breath of God

We are
stalagmite and stalactite
reaching out to one other –
God and Adam in the Sistine Chapel

We are
skimming stones
skipping over translucent water
fuelled by joy

We are
meteors blazing
trailing tails like wedding veils
eager to answer God’s call

We are
rough cut stones
hewn to form a highway
the master builder placing us just so

We are
stones and dust and clay
divine spark-animated –
created and loved by God

And with Jesus as our cornerstone
we’re built into a spiritual house.
We are stones
we are living stones.

– Marianne Musgrove
May 2017


Living Stones, 1 Peter 2:2-10,
©Mark A Hewitt