“1 When Israel went out from Egypt,
the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
2 Judah became God’s sanctuary,
Israel his dominion.
3 The sea looked and fled;
Jordan turned back.
4 The mountains skipped like rams,
the hills like lambs.
5 Why is it, O sea, that you flee?
O Jordan, that you turn back?
6 O mountains, that you skip like rams?
O hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the LORD,
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8 who turns the rock into a pool of water,
the flint into a spring of water.” NRSV
The Psalmist reminds us of the awesome power of God, when God chooses to exercise it, as the earth itself responds to God’s commands in these scenes from the Exodus. And, when you think about it, of course God has this kind of power. The creation itself came into being in response to God’s commands “to let there be….”
It’s a bit embarrassing when I think that a rock can exercise greater faithfulness to God than I seem to be able to do most days.
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