Filipinos spent a happy long weekend during the Lenten season. A lot of people were on vacation trips – both local and international travel. And so, my entire family also decided to take a quick plunge at the beach and to beat the heat this Summer.
The resort was nice. Cottage and entrance fee were cheap, and their facilities and the beach itself was clean and well maintained. There was a beautiful rock beside the shore that really caught my attention. I don’t know if it’s human-made or by nature, but it reminded me of a verse in the bible and made me reflected about my faith and my God.
I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I called to the Lord, who is worthy of my praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.
Difficult times may help nourish faith and strengthen personal bonds. Seeing this principle lived out, I can better understand one of the mysteries relating to God. Faith boils down to a question of trust. If I do stand on a solid rock of trust in God, the worst of circumstances will not destroy that relationship.
Solid-rock faith allows me to believe that despite the chaos of the present moment, God does reign. Regardless of how worthless I may feel, I truly matter to a God of love. No pain lasts forever, and no evil triumphs in the end.
Solid-rock faith sees even the darkest deed of all history, the death of God’s Son, as a necessary prelude to the brightest moment in all history – His resurrection and triumph over death.