Stand upon the Rock

The people of Israel slowly packed up their tents one more time to follow the moving cloud. To some it was a hassle to me moving again, to others it was exciting but everyone kept an eye on the Rock that had been the source of water in the desert and no one wanted to go anywhere without the Rock. It had come to represent the Lord Himself whom Moses called the Rock.
It may seem a strange thing to call God a Rock but it made perfect sense to people who lived their life in a desert. In a desert, the Rock is your best friend. It’s a hiding place from the harsh desert storms be they sand or rain. The rock is a refuge from the floods; it is a rock that is higher that you. ( Psa 61:2)
The rock is a defence against enemies and the best vantage point for vision, if you can’t see where to go next. The rock is a shade from the burning heat of the midday sun and earlier Moses himself had learned that the only way a man can meet with God and not die is to stand in the cleft rock, that God provides.( Exo 33:22)
The Apostle Paul tells us Christ was that Rock in the desert and when Jesus who was laid in a rock tomb come forth in resurrection life, he became the Rock of our salvation.
Friend, He is all we need in this desert – live by, stand on and depend on the Rock.

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