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Tuesday, April 9, 2013


This morning’s bible reading took me to Psalm 27:5

“…he will set me high upon a rock.”

My first flash of imagining was me…standing on a rock in the middle of a large, calm lake. Look, here comes Jesus, walking toward me…walking on the water, of course.

Then I looked and saw thousands of rocks poking up through the water—a believer in Christ perched on each one.

Then I saw a roaring ocean, scattered with more rocks—sharp ones. And more Christians perched above the waves. Again Christ moved across the water, whispering calm to the frothy turmoil.

And suddenly I was atop a mountain. Dizzying heights, but me, securely anchored to a rocky promontory overlooking a spectacular view of the valley below. There I was. There all of us were—securely standing upon a rock; each of us firmly planted upon the mountain with God.

A vision sent by God?

Or the active imaginings of a creative person.

Either way, it was a powerful image. God sets us high upon a rock for our safety, for our protection and so we can better see and appreciate His glory.

Perching on rocks with Jesus. How cool is that?

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for being a place of safety where we can dwell with you. Please remind us to open our eyes and see you there with us in all your glory. Amen.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? Can you share a time when you were reading scripture and something morphed from words into a vivid picture that made the promise more real?


chris said...

I enjoyed reading this Carol, you should think about doing more like this because I was able to follow your visual image very well, it brings the scripture alive!!

From Carols Quill said...

@ Chris - thank you! Although maybe not as visual, stay tuned for Thursday's post.

These 2 are sort of in honor of all you geologists!