Rock and pebbles


There is a place in England called Cheddar - yes, that is where the cheese name came from. Around those parts is something called the "Cheddar Gorge" and there you can find the rock which, apparently, inspired the song "Rock of Ages". It is kinda cool, like a screen of rock which you can walk behind.


There are plenty of Biblical passages whic have references to God shielding us, drawing us close. For example Psalm 27.5:

"For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his tabernacle * yea, in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me, and set me up upon a rock of stone". (1662 BCP Psalter)


"For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his tabernacle: yea, in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me, and set me up upon a rock of stone". (1662 BCP Psalter) we need to think about God as rock and shelter but also to focus in on those things which anchor us, which mean something, which keep us strong. Throwing pebbles in a cleft is a dangerous enterprise - they bounce back at us. This is not the time for petty complaint, but for discovering what is means to abide in God and how to behave when God abides in us.


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