Monday, January 29, 2007

A Fragile Stone

Matthew 16:18, John 1:42

Michael Card and Scott Roley wrote this song after after a long afternoon discussion on who Simon was and what discipleship meant to him. They saw that Simon's new title, "rock" was not meant to signify strength but simply something to build with. Peter will be the first stone to be laid of the holy house Jesus had come to build, of which he is the foundation.

You bore the burden of a name
Along a road that would lead to the
Bold and broken, upside down
A light for the least and the lost

He called you the rock, the foundation
Of a temple formed from God's love
His robe of forgiveness wrapping you up
Meant trusting in Him was enough

His love called you out on the water
And held you when you were alone
For you were the rock that was
Broken by love, forever the fragile stone

His love was the hammer that broke you
By His gentle and powerful hand
The mystery of mercy undid your denials
At last you could finally stand

The door that He opened was freedom
The door that He closed was your fear
Simply to rest in the arms of His love
Made all your doubts disappear
A stone that is dropped in the water
Will vanish and soon disappear
But the waves that move out from the center
In time they will reach everywhere



Blogger John Frye said...

Alex, I enjoyed your reflections on "The Burning Bush." Very thought-provoking. Your poetry is profound. Thank you, my brother.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Hi John,

Glad you enjoyed my reflections on "The Burning Bush."

Please check out my article on mentoring. I wrote it for The Great Commission Magazine which is published by the Campus Crusade of Christ, Malaysia. :)

12:49 AM  
Blogger John Frye said...

I read the essay on mentoring. I was intrigued by the differences between discipling and mentoring. I'd had never seen that. It was very helpful. The Lord has opened the door for me to mentor young pastors and leaders in Ukraine. It is challenging and rewarding work. God bless.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...


I am glad the article is helpful. I am excited to know that you are mentoring young pastors and leaders in Ukraine. It is such a wonderful privilege.


11:23 PM  

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