Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stand There on the Rock

The Lord said, "Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock." Exodus 33:21

Our October adventure took place in a very unique location, on top of the rock. We took a 2 hour journey to the northwest corner of Georgia near Lafayette. Pigeon Mountain, a spur from Lookout Mountain, is home to Rocktown, a series of natural sandstone rock formations.

The group had a great time exploring along the top of the mountain and climbing on the boulders. We had the opportunity to watch an experienced group of climbers demonstrate actual "bouldering" and saw how difficult that sport really is.

 After 2 hours of climbing and exploring the beautiful landscape we gathered under a large boulder for our devotion time.

God is often referred to as the Rock. As we looked around at the boulders surrounding us, the words great, mighty, immoveable and strength came to mind. It is so cool how God uses things like rocks to show us His great strength, and might. King David often wrote in the Psalms that he needed to run to the Rock of Salvation.

"Be my Rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my Rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name, lead me and guide me." Psalm 31:2-3

Boulders can also serve as a picture of something difficult in our lives, a burden. Isn't it awesome that the "burden" was rolled away from the tomb forever!  "The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations." Psalm 33:11

I wonder how many generations these boulders have seen.