Saturday, July 19, 2008

What is a rock?

July 18, 2008

What is a rock?

I know it is a strange question, but humor me with it if you will. What is a rock?

Rocks are things that are in the ground. They can be real small, we call those pebbles, or they can be real large, those we call boulders.

When I was growing up, many more years ago then I care to count, the school I went to had a big playground. Now in those days we did not have special swing sets and safety pits, we just had swings, slides, jungle gyms, and big rocks. I am sure that if the playground is still around, someone may have taken out that rock. In those days, you built around them or blew them up. Since it was in a big field behind the school, they just left it there. Today, for safety sake, it would be destroyed. That would be sad because it was big. And it had a weird triangle shape on the part that was above ground. We made it into a tank, a rocket ship, a car, oh, we had a lot of fun with that big rock.

And you know what else, that rock was dependable. We knew it would be there when we came out for recess. We knew it would be there after school, and we knew it would be there when we returned from summer vacation. It was a rock, it did not move.

So is God in our lives if we let Him. He even compares Himself to a rock you know:

Isaiah 26:4 RV
(4) Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is an everlasting rock.

Do you want something as dependable as that rock I used to play on He is there. All you have to do is ask Jesus in your life. If you already have, it is time to start trusting that He is always there. No matter what you are going through, no matter if you think no one cares, God is your rock, and you can lean on Him for the strength you need.

Read through the Bible in historical order in one year


Isaiah 23:1-27:13

2 Kings 18:1-8 , 2 Chronicles 29:1-31:21, Psalms 48:1-14

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