“………..and you say we are strong enough build on?”






Lenten Journey – Day 16
Biblical Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-10
Open Invitation to Join Terri from

Cloaked Monk


8-Mar-12: 1 Peter 2:4-10

4 Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and

5 like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

10 Once you were not a people,but now you are God’s people;once you had not received mercy,but now you have received mercy.






“………..and you say we are strong enough build on?”



“Hurry now, scurry now, oh ye pokey, proddy critterly ones!”

“March down through the rocks and blocks and tick-tocks here now”

So did Old Crow and Crookeye and Ugly Bird did call them in tones

To scramble and tumble and speed on their way without call to bow.

“Much use will ye be cross yon deep canyoned raging stream!

“So good will ye be to hold up the road to cross that wilding blue!”

“What mean ye, we not be strong, we not be long, we just light beam!”

“Why, know ye not, ye are made strong as these rocks by His grace to true!”





32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. willowdot21
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 08:22:07

    Old Crow and Crookeye and Ugly Bird are so busy protecting all! xxxxx

  2. writinggomer
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 09:36:49

    “Hurry now, scurry now, oh ye pokey, proddy critterly ones!”

    Hurry now, and claim the gift of salvation, today is the day.
    Hurry now, claim the grace waiting for you up ahead
    Hurry now, stand strong in His victory.

    Hurry now, ye pokey readers…to granbee’s we go…for a dose of poetical prose.

    Don’t ask….it just happens. 🙂

    • granbee
      Mar 10, 2012 @ 02:05:16

      A man after my own heart: an impromptu poet! Bless you dear brother for sharing this wonderful joy in your comments! Yes, indeedy, we should all be running full-out to reach the salvation goal!

  3. Grandfathersky
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 11:03:06

    The more I read the more I get out of it. For God has laid the eternal word of creation into the stone.
    Simon, whom I will call Peter (petras) the rock upon which I will build my church.

    • granbee
      Mar 10, 2012 @ 02:06:16

      You have the very right of it, dear grandfather! On the strong stones and rocks will the Church be built, the worldwide communion of all the saints, forever and ever, AMEN!

  4. Betty Hayes Albright
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 11:09:04

    Ah, the key —

    “…we just light beam!”

    I love that, Granbee! 🙂

    • granbee
      Mar 10, 2012 @ 02:07:14

      Betty, how very perceptive and wise you are! Yes, beams of “light” IS the key to all we build upon and all we seek in this quest! Bless you for your invaluable feedback!

  5. cloakedmonk
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 12:51:23

    Love the whole thing. I can’t wait until the end of Lent and I think I’d love to read all of yours from beginning to end.

    • granbee
      Mar 10, 2012 @ 02:09:04

      Dear,dear Terri, it is we fellow Lenten Journeyers who must be ever so grateful to you for setting up this study series! Also, don’t just wait until the end of Lent to read all the parts of this journey. Please go back to the first day of Advent, in late November, and read all the posts in this ongoing journey, which will conclude on Christ the King Sunday in November of 2012!

  6. Savira
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 17:40:14

    “Why, know ye not, ye are made strong as these rocks by His grace to true!”
    Words we hear spoken to or at.. A reminder of our own inner strengths

  7. Rob Barkman
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 20:43:29


    Thank the Lord we have a sure foundation our salvation and eternal destiny are built upon! What a wonderful reminder of His strength and grace on our behalf.

    May the Lord bless

    • granbee
      Mar 10, 2012 @ 02:11:12

      Bless you, dear Pastor Rob, for affirming in your comments want I wanted to be key in this post: our strength obtained through His strengthening Grace upon us, freely given and showered upon us all our days if we only ask, if we only approach the Throne of Grace!

  8. zendictive
    Mar 10, 2012 @ 02:02:19

    nominating you for thevery inspiring blogger award

    • granbee
      Mar 10, 2012 @ 02:12:16

      Art, you are far too kind! Me? Inspiring blogger award? I must humbly bow to your superior judgement, oh wise, all-inspiring one! Thank you so very much. I shall need some days to recover from this one!

  9. Thomas Davis
    Mar 10, 2012 @ 10:24:38

    “What mean ye, we not be strong, we not be long, we just light beam!”

    This seems to me to be the key line, Granbee. As usual the language spills down the page in a jumble of dancing words.

    • granbee
      Mar 10, 2012 @ 23:24:01

      Gotta luv ya, Thomas! Yes, I could not resist having my words tumble down the page to “picture” those critterly friends tumbling down from the “high” they were just on so peaceful–we must continue the journey with energy, you know! Love it that you picked up on that line–it was one of my favorites during the writing of this post!

  10. lscotthoughts
    Mar 10, 2012 @ 12:37:20

    “Why, know ye not, ye are made strong as these rocks by His grace to true!” This line resonated with me, Rose, as our faith strengthens along this blessed journey~

    • granbee
      Mar 10, 2012 @ 23:25:00

      Yes, our faith does grow the more we travel into the Light, as directed from above, often unquestioningly! We are the building blocks of His Kingdom on earth!

  11. Sue Dreamwalker
    Mar 10, 2012 @ 21:07:52

    Even the Rocks are alive with the light of love.. and within each of us is that same Light.. for we are made up of the same… WE are ALL one, we are all Light!.. and we shall keep shining to keep out those shadows… As we walk our paths of illumination.. Love and Blessings sent. xx

    • granbee
      Mar 10, 2012 @ 23:26:10

      Dear Sue, we are all light and all one as long as we CHOOSE to do so! Let us continue in our chosen quest, our obedient quest, to move more and more into the Light and closer and closer to each other!

  12. cloakedmonk
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 00:10:34

    Sometimes it is so hard to know that we can stand up strongly with the cornerstone.

  13. eof737
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 09:05:45

    yes, we are strong…

  14. bardessdmdenton
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 15:05:30

    “What mean ye, we not be strong, we not be long, we just light beam!”

    We just light beam…so simple and yet we must remind ourselves everyday!

    • granbee
      Mar 17, 2012 @ 22:44:24

      Light beams are the strongest beams–they are eternal! We must remind ourselves of this truly immortal part of ourselves constantly, as you so rightly say, dear bardess! Thank you for such helpful commentary!

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