Do Not Move Rocks.........

This sign caught my eye at Grayson Lake a couple of weeks ago.


What is it about rocks that tempts us to want to pick them up and see "how far we can throw them," or "how many times we can skip them across the top of water?"

I guess if we pick up enough of these rocks and try one of these feats, eventually the hill underneath these rocks begins to erode and the beach begins to wash away.

The camp rangers at Grayson Lake must have decided that they had to put up a sign in order to remind people that moving these particular rocks was not a good idea!

Just a few days after taking this picture, I was reading in Joshua about the time he was told to take rocks from the bottom of the Jordan River (after the miraculous crossing) and build a monument to remind the generations that would follow of God's faithfulness, I was struck by God's Words that said,


Joshua set up the twelve stones that had been in the middle of the Jordan at the spot where the priests who carried the ark of the covenant had stood. And they are there to this day.

Wow!!! Those rocks are there to this day!!!
Now those are some unmoved rocks!

In the New Testament, Jesus has this conversation with Peter in Matthew 16:

5"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"

16Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

17Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it

Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God!!

Now there's a Rock that hasn't changed or moved!!!

I think of all the things in my life that seem to so easily slip away.......right from underneath my feet.

And then I think of Jesus!!! And I think of the promises in His Word!

Psalm 62

5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.

6 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

Over and over again, God's Word reminds us that Jesus is the Rock on which we must stand and that this Rock cannot be moved.

Psalm 40

1 I waited patiently for the LORD;
he turned to me and heard my cry.

2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.

3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
and put their trust in the LORD.

Oh, thank you, Father, for being my Rock.

Even when I feel as if everything that matters in my life is being washed away around me, help me find comfort in knowing that my feet are firmly planted on You!!!

My Rock, My Fortress, My Salvation.

You are the one Rock I pray I will never try to move!


Anonymous Nicole said...

Amen, Tammy, Amen! I so needed to read this today.

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