16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
-The prophet Isaiah, speaking of the coming Lord Jesus Christ, refers to Him as a “Precious Stone“. One of the properties that makes a stone precious is its rarity. There can be plenty of good-looking rocks out there, but every so often one comes along that you’ve never seen before and will never see the like again and that is something to be valued. Demographers speculate that there have been over 100 billion people in human history and yet there has only ever been “one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:5) That sounds pretty rare to me. Where else could you find someone who would lay down their life for yours and even if you found someone willing, who else’s life could actually afford salvation for any of us? Such a Savior is rare indeed and if we don’t accept Him, “there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins“. (Hebrews 10:26)