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Hyveth Williams

is a professor of homiletics at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary.

Rock Solid

Last month was bizarre! The pope resigned. A meteorite struck Russia, injuring about 1,500 people. The world-famous South African “Blade Runner,” Oscar Pistorius, was arrested for murder. Things are looking pretty shaky. The world needs a rock on which to lean.

The human family has always been fascinated with rocks. In the book Patriarchs and Prophets Ellen White painted a poignant picture of the one Moses struck in the wilderness (Num. 20:8-11). Popular legends circulated among the rabbis of Paul’s day. They told elaborate, almost grotesque, stories about it; some suggesting that the rock was round, like a beehive, and rolled along the desert behind the people, …

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