Grand Sweep Daily
Isaiah 26:1-4 (NIV)
1 In that day this song will be sung in the
Do you like to collect rocks? We used to have quite the rock collection. It was not unusual for my sister and I to collect pretty pebbles whenever we visited my grandparents’ farm in the country. We had a rock tumbler in the basement of our home. Dad would take our newfound treasures and place them with the proper cleaning solutions in the polishing unit, plug it in, and let them spin, sometimes for hours on end. I was always amazed at the smooth and shiny rocks that would emerge from the tumbler after a good, long soak and tumble. Some of those shiny, colorful rocks would go into our fish tank, and others into the garden bed outside. I think we kept a box of our favorite gems hidden under our beds or in the clothes closet. With so many colors, shapes and sizes, our rock collection was a daily reminder to the magnificent, creative work of God.
I have a friend who just returned from a twenty-eight day tour of
The Rock of Ages continues to hold my admiration and fascination today. He is our firm foundation, rock solid, dependable, strong, everlasting and dependable. His Word will last forever and ever. God makes salvation its walls and ramparts. The beautiful gates are grounded in the rock solid grip of His strong and mighty hand. The righteous will enter into His fortress, and the nation that keeps the faith will find itself surrounded within His perfect peace, gazing forever upon their beautiful, everlasting Rock.
We do have to look far to see the devastation occurring all around us. As the temperatures mount, we see wildfires spreading across the west, while flood waters ravage the
If you find yourself caught up in the destruction happening in your life, reach out and grab hold of the Rock of Ages. He will be your perfect peace, when you focus your whole heart upon Him. He is stronger than the disasters you face today. He will not let you go. His foundation will not shatter. Run to Him; enter His gates with thanksgiving, and enjoy the relationship with Alpha and Omega. He can save you, if you will turn away from the things of this world, and cry out to Him with a sincere and humble heart. Jesus Christ, the only sure foundation, the cornerstone of faith. He is the brilliant Rock eternal. Look up! Can you see His glorious appearing today?
Grace and peace,
Pray for: a rock solid assurance that can only come through faith in Jesus Christ. His arms are wide open, reaching out to you today, even in the middle of the storms in your life. Won’t you grab onto the Rock of Ages? He will give you His peace, if you will fix your eyes, your mind, and your heart upon Him. He is beautiful to behold - the awesome Lamb of God!
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