Summary: Jesus: My Rock of Strength, Stability, Safety & Shelter
Lead Me To The Rock
2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Devils Tower WY (a volcanic neck)
- Said to be known among the Indians as Bear’s Tipi
"misinterpreted the name to mean Bad God's Tower, later shortened to Devils Tower.
- President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower the first
national monument in 1906.
- Devils Tower with it’s vertical face rises 867 from base to
- The top is domed shape 400'x200' 1 1/2 acres. (roughly size of a
- The first accent was in 1893 using pegs to make a ladder to the
- The first technical climb was made June 1937
- George Hopkins was the only person to climb down the Tower –
without climbing up first! In 1941
- Parachuted onto the top
- He could not get down and hd to wait 6 days for a rescue
- It is impossible to reach the top without mountain climbing
- Of almost a half million visitors to devils Tower only 1% reach
- The thing here:
- Few climb His heights
- “From the end of the earth” – His wit’s end
- “Will I cry “- Overwhelmed - Flooded
Loneliness overwhelm us
Going through difficulties overwhelm us
Temptations overwhelm us
Worry overwhelm us
The cry is lead me HELP
v.3 - This rock is a tower
3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
- A Tower or fortress has four sides
• Rock of Strength
Ps 62:2, 6 Identical except added “greatly”
2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
• Rock of Stability
6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
• Rock of Safety
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
• Rock of Shelter
2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
When there is Nothing else to hang on to, hang on to God. He is More than we could ever need!