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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

God is our Rock

Symposium will be rock climbing May 20th, so I was thinking about rocks, and I remembered that God is referred to as a rock. While sleeping on rocks might give you a headache, perhaps causing some wild dreams with angels going up and down on a ladder to heaven, most people wouldn't say rocks are very comforting. Unless of course you are out hiking and you get caught in a storm. A cave, or a rock overhang can not only keep you dry, but it might also protect you from other destructive forces. Perhaps this is why David writes in Psalm 18:2, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."

In the Panamint Mountains in Death Valley National Park, there are some large rocks, but these may not provide safety from a storm, actually, these rocks, may in fact move. Yeah I was shocked when I heard it too. Here watch this video:

Now for something even more wild... In 1 Corinthians 10:4 Paul says in passing, "and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ." At first, it doesn't seem too amazing of a statement right? Let's look closer. What does it mean that the rock which FOLLOWED THEM? We know that the rock in the wilderness was a pretty special rock already, it gave them water in the middle of a desert. But now we find out that this rock also traveled with them!? This is certainly an amazing rock, and a spectacular example of how God is a provider, stronghold, and He is certainly mobile. Remember that God is always there, and if you draw near to God, He will draw near to you. (Jacob 4:8)