Between a Rock and a Hard Place

“Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink.” So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.  Exodus 17:6 NIV

 The children of Israel followed Moses on their journey to the Promised Land.  God had supernaturally provided daily manna to feed them.  You can imagine their anguish when they found themselves wandering in the desert without a source of water.  The old saying, “between a rock and a hard place,” would certainly have applied to their situation.  No water in a desert.  Not a cloud in the sky or any hope of rain.  All seemed lost.

Then God miraculously intervened by causing water to gush out of a solid rock.  This was impossible in the natural, something that never happened before or since.  The New Testament identifies Jesus as the Rock who provided supernatural sustenance.

And all ate the same supernatural food and all drank the same supernatural drink.  For they drank from the supernatural Rock which followed them, and the Rock was Christ. I Corinthians 10:3-4 RSV

 Next time you find yourself between a rock and a hard place, in that difficult situation that has no natural solution, remember this passage.  You may be in a hard place, but that rock at your back is Jesus Christ.  He will provide deliverance to you in your darkest hour.


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