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is there any other Rock? #I know not one

Isa 44:8 Is there any other Rock? I know not one.

When I think of the word rock I think of hard, strong and never ending. Where I live there is rock everywhere! It is in every front yard, on the side of every road and in the distance of every horizon. We use it because it is the ONLY thing that can withstand the sun. Rock is permanent. It is never changing. God calls Himself Rock, or is referred to as a rock, over 50 times in the bible. It literally means a rock, a cliff, block or stone but figuratively, it means a refuge, a place of rest, beauty or God.

Deu 32:4 “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just.”

1 Sam 2:2 “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God”

2 Sam 22:47 “Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!”

Psa 78:35 “ They remembered that God was their Rock, that God most high was their redeemer.”

When I was in one of the darkest times of my life the verse that played over and over in my head was Psa 40:2 “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire, he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” And it was true! I had made one bad decision after the other and I was in a pit! But when I realized that He was the Rock, all I had to do was lift up my hands and He lifted me onto firm ground. There have been times that I have stepped off the Rock because I thought something pretty and shiny could sustain me. Every time I sunk. But God is faithful. He is permanent. He is never changing. I never want to be anywhere else. On the Rock I am safe. I can see what is coming and going. I am lifted high only because He lifts me and I know I can easily stumble. So I plant my feet firmly and I start to build a house. The place I will never leave. The place I want my family and friends with me. The place that is permanent and never changing. I pray I will never leave the Rock again. Is there any other Rock? I know not one. 

Kim Hommel