My Rock

The LORD is my rock

“When you’re drowning and someone reaches down from a rock and says, ‘Grab my hand!” you do it! That’s when it’s all right to use someone, Alec. Because that’s how they got there That’s how I did. That’s how my brother did. I mean, I still barely have my own footing, but, yes, I’m saying, ‘Grab my hand. Use me!’”

~Healing River (from the novelization)

We have two main purposes in this life: to climb up onto the Rock, and to pull others up onto it.

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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25 Responses to My Rock

  1. Gail Perry says:

    AMEN! Again! Hold on to the One who will never let you go. 🙏🙏🇨🇦

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  2. So love this! Had to share it!

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  3. anitashope says:

    Mind if I use this later for my Evening Encouragement? Love your closing statement.

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  4. Hello. I am responding to “when you’re drowning and someone reaches down from a rock and says “Grab my hand!” You do it! I know that Someone is the Lord God Jesus and receiving his hand of Mercy is the analogy of the passage and the true and complete answer to all issues of life.
    Thank you for that.
    I hope this is ok to write to you, but in my mentality of our current times, as I read the progressive sentencing of words, here is how the words first flowed: “when you’re drowning and someone reaches down from a rock and says “Grab my hand” , you don’t care what color that person is.
    You do it. ” I do this a lot when I read, dwelling on alternative themes . . . Of course, that interrupts the spiritual flow of the original thought that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and no one can come to the Father except through Him.
    I apologize for the rudeness of mentally and momentarily editing your intentions before I read on with the satisfying continuity of your theme. But good writing stimulates critical thought processes and responses and little trips down narrow pathways.
    No human endeavor can save a soul. But God does use people who are willing to sacrifice pride to give and people who are willing to humble themselves to receive.
    I look forward to reading/watching Healing River, although it triggers painful personal trauma.

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  5. numrhood says:

    2 samuel 47:04 clap n shout o heavens

    Like

  6. I love this! Beautifully said Mitch.

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  7. Dainelle A. says:

    Lovely message friend!

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  9. Love this passage! Christ is our Rock–immovable, unchangeable, in these uncertain times. God bless!

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