Rock God

Our God is an everlasting rock. Hmmm. A rock? Really? Of all the things that Isaiah could have chosen, it was a rock. Ok. He is not saying God is a rock, but that God is like a rock, in it’s endurance and in it’s durability.

It might seem suitable to compare God to the sun, or to some other heavenly object. But those things are too far away. Like a rock, God can be easily found. You don’t have to look far to find a rock. This isn’t to say that God is common, just everywhere you look.

But what this text focuses on is the durability of rock. People carve stone because stone lasts. Marble can last generations if you take care of it, so that even sculpture from the Greeks and Romans can still be seen and appreciated. God is not a rock made with hands, but He too is everlasting. His visage cannot be marred with the passage of time. And that’s a good thing. The same God that your great parents prayed to is the same one you can have a relationship with today. And God is equally “I am” to both. Bend your mind around that one.

In essence, God’s presence is trusted and reliable. Ok? Now go read a good book. God bless you today.

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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