Some years ago the landscapers we hired to do our yard work took small white rocks from our front yard and dumped them into the flower beds in our back yard. Which is what we wanted them to do, but they dumped them on my plants.
As I was digging the rocks out of my plants and away from their stems, I thought of the rocky places in our lives (like the year 2020). Those plants couldn’t rid themselves of the rocks without my help, so we need help to get through the rocky places in our lives.
Where do you look for help? I hope you look to the Rock Conqueror: The Lord Jesus Christ.
David certainly did. He spent many years in the wilderness hiding from Saul who was trying to kill him. He knew rocks. But, he also knew the Rock who was his God. The Psalms of David are full of descriptions of God as David’s rock.
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 (Psalm 18:2).
For who is God, but the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God (Psalm 18:31)?
The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock,
and exalted be the God of my salvation (Psalm 18:46).
For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will lift me high upon a rock (Psalm 27:5).
To you, O Lord, I call;
my rock, be not deaf to me,
lest, if you be silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the pit (Psalm 28:1).
For you are my rock and my fortress;
and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me (Psalm 31:3).
Paul also referred to Jesus as a rock.
For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ (1 Corinthians 10:1-4).
The small white rocks in my yard could be moved or crushed, but the Rock that David relied upon and the Rock that the Israelites drank from can’t be moved or crushed. He is the rock crusher. He is the conqueror of the rocky patches in our lives.
Take the rocky places in your life to the Rock Crusher.
There are lessons in rocks.
You are loved!