My husband and I just returned from a trip to Colorado. Have you ever been to the Rocky Mountains? There’s a reason they are named “Rocky.” As I enjoy gazing at the enormous rock formations, I am reminded of our creative, majestic God, and my heart worships Him.
There are many characteristics of God that come to mind when I meditate in those surroundings. Slow down your reading for a moment and think about each of these words. Solid . . . strong . . . immovable . . . secure . . . stable . . . constant . . . enduring . . . firm . . .
No wonder the Psalmist referred to the Lord as a Rock so many times. For example, in Psalm 62:1 we read, “Truly my soul silently waits for God: from Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.”
Remember the songs we’ve sung down through the years that refer to the Lord as our Rock? “How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!” “On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand – All other ground is sinking sand.” “O, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land, a shelter in the time of storm.” “Thou blest Rock of Ages, I’m hiding in Thee.”
Our friend, Al Smith, wrote a chorus that our family used to enjoy singing. Remember this one? “Jesus is the Rock of my salvation, His banner over me is love.” We even had motions to go with that one.
Oh, there are so many reminders of God’s strength and faithfulness in the scriptures and in our music. In this chaotic time of uncertainty and confusion, how we need those enduring words to anchor our souls. Could you pause right now and picture a huge rocky mountain and let it remind you of God’s character? How can it bring stability to your life today?