“He is the rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just.”
If our desire is to enter into a loftier, holier place than that of a monotonous Christian experience, just getting
by by meandering along the wide road of mediocrity, then we need to dwell in the Rock which is on higher
ground. Jesus is not only the Rock, he is literally within the rocks of Heaven.
Heaven is a most glorious place, a very real place – not just a theoretical place in our imaginations, and
God’s very best accomplishments here on earth will be represented in heaven. There you will find to your
delight flowers and trees, animals and birds, bells and musical instruments, and yes, rocks. Big meticulously
sculptured rocks in an array of forms and colors, set in magnificent arrangements. All the best of Earth will
also be in Heaven for our pleasure.
Jesus is forever seated on the right hand of God on the huge mountainous throne which soars well over a
thousand miles upward, and is set in the middle of Heaven. Jesus can be, and is simultaneously in a
plethora of places. Looking at these enormous splendid rocks, we can see Jesus right in the middle of them.
He hasn’t left the throne, but he’s in the rocks, and he’s also with the saints who are occupying the golden
mansions, and he’s walking among those in the courts of Heaven, and he’s anywhere and everywhere.
All things to all people.
We can literally dwell in the Rock of our salvation. We can go to Jesus at any instant in prayer He’s the very
One who is one in the same with God. We can bear our burdens aloft, soaring in prayer into the actual
presence of our holy God. Our prayers are as sweet incense before God’s altar. We have been washed
and cleansed by the very blood of Jesus who died in our place. Most assuredly, we could not have done if
for ourselves. It is not the fortune of everyone to be taken up in a vision as John the Elder was, nor to be
caught up into the third Heaven as the apostle Paul was, nor to be translated into God’s presence
as Enoch was.
But our prayers can lift us to that Rock, the one higher than ourselves, and we can bask in the shelter of that
Rock. Truly the Rock of Ages. We can proclaim with the psalmist David:
“From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint,
lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.”