We took an awesome family hike. Muir woods. 7 miles. I still can’t believe it. The boys did it with practically no complaining. Amazing. At the very start (and the end of course) there was a gigantic rock. I am quite sure that 10 Goliath’s into one man would not be able to lift it. Incredible Hulk, he would struggle at best. It was massive. At the start we stood on top of it, with the valley dropping off behind us. A great photo op. At the end when I really got to see it’s full size, I knew I could safely and easily hide behind it and any enemy opponent would be powerless. They wouldn’t be able to see me or get to me.
So…I thanked God that day for being my rock. Here are some verses, straight from scripture that celebrate God being our Rock.
He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is! “But Israel soon became fat and unruly; the people grew heavy, plump, and stuffed! Then they abandoned the God who had made them; they made light of the Rock of their salvation. But the rock of our enemies is not like our Rock, as even they recognize. (Deuteronomy 32:4,15, 31) No one is holy like the Lord! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. (1 Samuel 2:2) The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. For who is God except the Lord? Who but our God is a solid rock? (Psalm 18:2, 31) I pray to you, O Lord, my rock. Do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you are silent, I might as well give up and die. (Psalm 28:1) Turn your ear to listen to me; rescue me quickly. Be my rock of protection, a fortress where I will be safe. (Psalm 31:2) He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. (Psalm 62:2,6,7) Be my rock of safety where I can always hide. Give the order to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. (Psalm 71:3)