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    08 November 2015 – The Rock

    08 November 2015 – The Rock
    October 27, 2015 Hazel Parsons

    Rock 08Nov2015

    A rock is a rock is a rock
    Isn’t it?
    A rock is grey or black
    Or is it?
    A rock can be an obstacle
    Or a safe place
    In a restless sea.

    Lord God when I think of you as
    The Rock
    Do I see you as grey or black,
    Formidable
    Quick to disapprove?
    Or do I see you as colourful,
    shining with sparkling mica fragments,
    Wonderful lines of strata
    Covered with the brilliant oranges and yellows of lichens?

    We cling to you when we are in danger
    For you are the steadying, sure Rock
    Of our lives.
    But do we see in you
    The vibrancy and wonder of your
    Unfathomable beauty?

    When the world is restless around us
    When we find ourselves unwillingly
    Swept along in the tidal current
    Of expectations and habits
    Somehow the knowledge that you are our
    Rock
    The one on whom we can rely,
    on whom we can stand securely,
    Enables us to escape the current,
    Turn away from temptation
    And cling once more to hope.

    Mighty and Magnificent God,
    Of all colours and of none
    When we feel grey and colourless
    Fill us with the glory and the wonder
    Of your amazing light;
    Thus, clinging to you, may we step out
    In gladness and enthusiasm
    On our pilgrimage of faith.

    Amen                                Hazel Parsons

    Reading: Psalm 27
    SthF 628 Faithful one, so unchanging