The boulder was as tall as a man and just as wide. The ringer had been slamming it with a sledge hammer for days, trying to split it to remove it. An old bushie told him, “Light a fire on the rock.” So the ringer piled sticks around the rock, lit the fire and left it. Next morning, the rock had split into pieces. Granite seams running through the rock were like veins full of moisture. The heat expanded the water in the seams and split the boulder open. How’s that for bush wisdom! The old bushie had used that method to cut a track through the side of a hill.
There is a Rock that will never crack up, no matter how much heat is applied to it. The Rock of our Salvation – Jesus Christ. As Jesus said they would, false ‘rocks’ crop up pretty regularly. “For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. Matthew 24:5. The fire of God’s word exposes their weaknesses and their false foundations are split open. The true Rock is Jesus Christ, the Messiah revealed in the Scriptures. If your life is built on Him, you are on an ‘un-crackable’, solid foundation, no matter how hot the fire around you becomes.
Jesus, You are my Rock. When false rocks crop up, I won’t be afraid because I’m building and standing on You, the one true firm foundation.
There is no one holy like the Lord,
there is no one besides You;
there is no Rock like our God.
1 Samuel 2:2