Posted by: kathryngraves | October 2, 2012

Jesus, the Rock Star

“Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.” Isaiah 44:8

I like to collect rocks. We lived in Hot Springs, Arkansas for several years during college and early in our marriage. We often vacation to the state now. Not only is it beautiful, with crystal clear lakes, but it is rocky. On a recent trip to visit friends who live on Beaver Lake, we discovered they had built a fire pit and placed a ring of rocks around it gathered from the lake. Because of a historic drought, the lake level is low and the rocks came from what was lake bed in normal years. They are full of fossils. Some even contain bits of copper ore. Around Hot Springs, many rock shops sell crystals. There is even a diamond mine in the western part of the state.

One thing we know about rocks is that they are hard. Rocks are so sturdy, whole buildings are set on stone foundations. Geologists teach us that the earth is made of rock. The outer surface is cooled and hardened and the inner core is melted and hot–magma.

God was present in the rock when Moses struck it and water gushed out to provide for the Israelites. All the way through the Bible, scriptures refer to Jesus Christ as the Rock. He is solid. He is a sure foundation on which to build our lives. He is a mountain fortress for protection. There is no other.

There was a reason God made earth as a rock. He wanted us to see it as an illustration of Him. We, in our physical bodies, walk on a physical rock. We build buildings on, and out of, rocks. He wants us to think of Jesus every time we see a rock.

My rock collection gains new meaning in light of Who it represents. The variety of colors, shapes, and compositions reflects the creativity of the Maker of the universe. The solidity of each rock reminds me that I can trust Him. He won’t change and He’ll never let me down.

Photo/Whitaker Point, Ponca, Arkansas/Arkansas.com

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  1. Thanks! I needed to hear this!


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