Who do you consider to be your 'rock'? My human rocks, I could see, were anxious and bewildered. Jesus, my Rock on the other hand was and is, solid and trustworthy. A 'rock' that you can't imagine life without. Someone you can trust and call on when needed, especially when life is tough. We would more than likely say our mother or father or sibling along with our spouse, partner or friend. In fact, we are all probably a rock to someone we know BUT they are human rocks with human limitations. Can that rock be with you in that important exam, that interview, that doctors visit, that operation table? The answer is No..at those crucial times we are on our own, drawing on our own resources.
For I have seen You Rock of Ages And I will never be the same Oh, I love You Rock of Ages And I will always love Your name Jesus is the true Rock that we can all lean on. Anytime, anywhere. 1 Corinthians 10:4
“…for they drank of that Spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.” Lorraine Roberts
Or are we? On a recent emergency stay in hospital my human 'rocks' could only bolster me up to a certain point because when push came to shove I was alone ..(and it was touch and go). As I was taken for a scan Jesus was my internal Rock. He isn't limited like our human rocks. As I lay there, scared, my only thought was ''Jesus is with me and so I have the power of the Holy Spirit''. I felt reassured. When I was on oxygen and struggling to breath I thought ''the Holy Spirit breathes life into us''. My lungs felt stronger. As later, I walked slowly to the bathroom, feeling quite faint, I knew my Rock was with me. My body felt steadier.
The Parish Magazine of Tilehurst St. Catherine and Calcot St. Birinus