The Rock

Have you noticed that when people walk along the beach, they rarely walk in the loose, dry sand? Most often they choose the sand that is close to the water that is packed down, hardened and easier to walk on. I believe we are seeing many walking on sand that seems solid but fail to realize that even the hard sand is constantly moving, shifting, and eventually lost at the bottom of the sea.  I believe that God is reminding us in this season of time that no matter if you are walking on the dry, loose sand or the hard, wet sand, the sand will not last the wind and waves, but one that will last through every storm, every wind and every wave is the great solid Rock, Jesus Christ. 

This is a paragraph of an article I read about what happens to sand overtime.

Along the way, sand is washed ashore, temporarily resting on beaches, until it is re-suspended in the ocean by wave action or wind. The one-way journey down the coast ends when sand is blown inland forming sand dunes, or more commonly, when it flows into a submarine canyon. This deep underwater feature is essentially the dead end of a littoral cell, where sand is deposited for the long-term and, for practical purposes, lost.

I believe we are seeing many that think they are on the Rock, but just the firmer sand, trusting in the universe, own ideas and changing the biblical truth.  This sand will not hold up any longer. The Rock of Ages, our one true King will not faulter, He will not be carried away when the winds blow or pulled out to sea when the waves come. We are seeing the sands shift and people are left wondering why they feel unstable and adrift. The article said that after the sand goes through its cycle, it is eventually, lost…

God’s heart is that none should perish or be lost. He came and paid the price for ALL to be saved, but we must repent and believe in His unfailing Word. As I was praying through this blog post this week, God gave me a beautiful picture of His heart for His people. I saw the big, majestic rocks that I sit on when we visit the Oregon Coast. They are struck with waves every second and sand is formed all around them, but they stand year after year, storm after storm. I saw believers lifting people off the sand as they were standing next to the rock with their arms reaching up for them. They were welcoming the stability and the comfort that the rock brings and desperate to be safe on its firm foundation. It was like an assembly line of people helping others step off the sand and onto the rock. I saw the rock overflowing with people celebrating the victory of Jesus and His heart for His people.

David wrote this Psalm unto the Lord.

“I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. 

Psalm 18:1-3

Let us remember where our feet shall stand. Let our hearts break for what breaks His and lead people to truth and life in Jesus. This is a time where the harvest is ready, and the workers are coming! Amen! 

If you want a personal relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, please message me and I would love to walk with you in that.

Published by Emily Rodewald

Emily is a writer and worship leader. She has written several worship songs, she is a co-author or two children's books and has begun writing about the light of Jesus in her blog at She is a co-founder of Parallel Ministries and a mom of two boys, George and Oliver. She has been married for 13 years to the man of her dreams, Daniel. She and her family live in beautiful Montana where they enjoy taking the boys fishing, going on adventures, and renovating their new home.

One thought on “The Rock

  1. Thank you for your devotionals, they are really challenging and inspiring and always calling us to come closer to Jesus. I’m blessed by your honesty and transparency. You are a wonderful blessing to the Body of Christ!


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