“For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.” (Psalms 18:31-33 NIV)
Along the trails where I walk with my dogs and grandchildren, there is a large rock formation which my oldest granddaughter loves to climb at every possible opportunity. And seeing as she is agile and the rocks are of a suitable height for her age, I give her the thumbs up. She has climbed these rocks numerous times, and yet each and every time, when she ascends to the summit she yells out in awe, I can see everything Grammy! The path and the mountains and all the trees. Her enthusiasm makes me smile and reminds me of how, as Christians, God too, lifts us up to new heights spiritually, mentally and emotionally as we take every possible opportunity to know and dwell in Him who is our Rock.
“For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:6 NIV)
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” (Isaiah 40:29 NIV)
“He comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:4 NIV)
“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.” (Psalms 40:2 NIV)
Yes, indeed, as our Rock, God is able to lift us up to truly see and understand more and more of the important issues of this life and the life to come in order to serve and love Him faithfully and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
And when this life is over, our Rock climbing days will not come to an end for He promises:
“ow we see but a poor reflection; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” (Corinthians 13:12 NIV)
And all the people said: Amen!
Prayer: Father God thank You that there is none beside You. You, our God, who arms us with strength and keeps our way secure.You who makes our feet like the feet of a deer; who causes us to stand on the heights, now and forever more. In Christ’s name we praise and thank You. Amen.