Admittedly, the rocks make the best photos. Piled up rocks. Rocks in rows. Rocks and roses. Then there are scissors. Scissors which make corners or fancy designs on paper. Scissors only meant for fabrics. Scissors from childhood and home-ec. Cuticle scissors and surgical scissors. Paper. Note paper. Books. Game boxes and boards. Bibles. Study books. Paper. Fun paper. Textured papers. All kinds.
Rock. Paper. Scissors.
I was watching Leverage one day, Hardison and Eliot were playing rock-paper-scissors to see who got the job. I forgot what job it was. But I think it was one you wouldn’t want. Hardison got upset when Eliot won, as he does every time. When Hardison asked, Eliot told him that Hardison has a tell. You know, body language that indicates what he’s about to select, so Eliot can opt for the winning hand?
I was pondering rock-paper-scissors the other day, and the actions of each. Cutting. Tearing. Wrapping. Weighting. My folks had a house built years ago on property that had been quite rocky. There were boulders to be taken away but mom had them leave them. In the front corner of the yard, sat three boulders. Two were flat and one was round. I could sit on the flat ones and climb up to the top of the round one. Sitting also included hoisting myself up or climbing just a tad.
I think I heard a sermon once that talked about our adversary, the Devil, who roams about seeking whom he may devour. The preacher must have mentioned something about the devil hiding behind things, for I always thought he hid out amongst those rocks. Maybe that’s about the time I quite climbing on them. I don’t really remember. I climbed up on them a lot, until we moved away, I think. But I do remember wondering if Satan hung out there at night, or when I wasn’t there. Something like that.
There’s Matthew 7:24-28 that talks about building your house upon the rock (Christ).
How about the parable of the sower? Matthew 13:1-23
Rocks that split when Jesus was crucified and had given up His life. Matthew 27:50-52.
The rock (Christ) upon which the church is built? Matthew 16:17-19.
And, talk about fear and rocks Revelation 6:14-16, where kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free hide in rocks, if possible to get away from the wrath of the Lamb (Yeshua – Jesus).
And, the rock (Christ) cut without hands that’s mentioned in Daniel starting in Chapter 2.
On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand – a familiar hymn. Or the catchy Hebrew tune I lay in Zion, for a foundation a stone…
And so, I was thinking about The Rock, Christ . . .
Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
“The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”
“A stone that causes people to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall.”
They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:7-9 NIV