for January 22, 2012
3rd Sunday after Epiphany
lectionary focus: Psalm 62: 6-14
prop: rocks, if you like
My brother is a geologist. That means he studies rocks. He can look at a rock and tell you all sorts of things about it: what it’s called; what it’s made of; where it’s from; about how old it is; what it’s good for. He can make rocks interesting.
In our Bible story today, the psalmist says,
“God alone is my rock.” (verse 7)
Wait a minute. God is a rock? What is up with that? That sounds crazy!
But when we think about it, it is a good description.
Rocks are everywhere; God is everywhere.
Rocks are old; God is timeless.
Rocks are strong; God is powerful.
Rocks come in all shapes and sizes and colors; God loves everyone.
Rocks are useful; God makes everything work.
Rocks are good to stand on; God is our foundation.
“God is my strong rock” (verse 8) really makes sense!
So the next time you see a rock (did I say that they are everywhere?),
remember that we are grounded in God.
Rejoice in His strength and love and follow Him.
Will you pray with me? (This is an echo prayer: the leader says a line and the children repeat it.)
You are my rock.
You are my rock!
for Your strength,
for Your love,
for being with me everywhere.
We are not Christians alone. My mission is to share, inspire, and encourage.