|I am Naja Fragante and I testify to God`s love through Cornerstone |
Posted by Anne Jayme on 2/12/2012 8:53:54 AM
Some people build skyscrapers, others build robots, while some build aircrafts. But what if you could build lives?
I once heard this story about an eagle’s egg. Eagles fly high (just in case you don’t know). For this reason, and for reasons of protecting their young ones, they make their nests high off the ground. Then one day, one egg (the main character in our story), met a bitter fate – it fell to the ground. But alas! It didn’t break. Instead it rolled to a nest of a chicken, and got mixed with Momma Hen’s eggs. Days passed quite fast, and all the eggs hatched, including the eagle’s. The little newly hatched eagle woke up to the world and saw...little chicks (and Momma Hen). He copied the chickens, grew up a chicken, lived like a chicken, pecked on the ground, and never flew. Then one day, lo and behold! As he looked up the sky, he saw (it’s a plane! It’s superman! No, it’s...) an eagle. He was so astonished, amazed, mesmerized by how the eagles flew. They were so proud, strong, and elegant. Every time an eagle would pass by, he would gaze up and look at them with awe. Deep within him, embedded in his heart, he longed to be like them – to soar with all his might. But for the rest of his life, he remained pecking on the ground, simply because he knew chickens can’t fly.
A sad story, is it not? But this is the story of many kids in our country. They grow up thinking they can’t fly. They believe they are chickens, and most of them live the rest of their lives holding on to that erroneous belief. Somebody’s got to tell them that God created them eagles – they can fly, mightily and beautifully. That is what cornerstone is all about. More than teaching them the alphabet, or the difference between the colors red and blue, it helps them know and believe that they can be more.
Sure it can be tiresome. You may have to miss your long sleeps on Saturday mornings. Or even miss out on a Saturday gimmick. But the mere smiles of those kids are so precious you wouldn’t exchange it for any leisure. For it is God’s love, overflowing to them, through you. And it is this love that makes us see that there is more to these kids; there is more to this country.
“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the CORNERSTONE.” Ps. 118:22
If you could help build lives, would you?
I am Naja Fragante and I testify to God`s love through Cornerstone