Moses & Water from the Rock — Moses strikes the rock (i.e. Christ) for life-giving water.
Reading 1: Exodus 17:1-7
Reading 2: Psalm 78:12-25
Reading 3: 1 Corinthians 10:1-4
Today’s readings show us God’s patience with us, and His provision for us. They also show us ourselves, reflected in the attitudes and actions of the Israelites. How easily they complain and fail to trust God – it is almost as if they had not seen any of the miracles God did. And so for us – how easily we forget that Christ is our rock – our Savior. This world is not our home, and God has already promised to bring us through every trial we face. How then can we complain when things go wrong from our perspective?
Thank God that the water of Christ is living water and will wash us clean when we fail, refresh us when we lack, and carry us to our eternal home.
Have a great day!