|Speak To The Rock
Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water. Numbers 20:8
|The rod and the staff of the shepherd of old
Depict how the flock of the Lord was controlled.
The rod forced the Law on the wicked and proud;
The staff granted grace to the humble who bowed.
When Moses, the meek, struck the Rock with his rod
The waters poured out for the people of God.
But when in his anger he struck it again,
God took him to task for his arrogant sin.
Christ bore all the wrath we deserve once for all,
There’s nothing else left for the rod to recall.
And He leads us on by the staff of His grace,
To help us to finish a credible race.
When all the Lord’s people seem spiritually dry,
And gripe and complain like they’re ready to die,
You’ll hear your own voice in each sigh and complaint,
So don’t blame the rest that you’re feeling so faint.
Just speak to the Rock for relief from your thirst,
It’s so full of blessing it’s ready to burst.
And God, who already has given His Son,
Will finish the work He has surely begun.
Who knows all the blessings God has for His own,
The rivers of grace that would flow from His throne,
If only we’d prayerfully speak to the Rock,
And trust in our God to open the lock?
By Bud Morris
With permission to publish by: Sam Hadley, Grace & Truth, 210 Chestnut St., Danville, IL., USA.