We were walking on a desert trail while hiking to see the National Monument Rainbow Bridge. We noticed something about our path. It was a solid rock gradual incline. As the incline grew steeper, the main path turned into sand at one point. The walking became difficult and slowed us way down.

We were getting quite a workout because for every two steps we took, we only progressed one step. Mac would turn around and extend his hand for me to grab so I wouldn’t fall. Then we got back on solid rock, whew! We became confident again and our footsteps picked up.

Reminded me today in our lives when we stand on Christ the Solid Rock, we are standing on a firm foundation.

“The Lord is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer.
My God is my rock—
I take refuge in him!—
he’s my shield,
my salvation’s strength,
my place of safety.” Psalm 18:2 (CEB)

Let’s not slip back into the shifting sands of our past lives where we can get stuck or even worse fall and get hurt.

I’m singing this old hymn written by Edward Mote, 1834 while looking at this picture of Mac climbing on solid rock.

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

Rainbow Bridge was so amazing so we went twice! The first time there were a lot of people in the sweltering temperature. Next morning we got up before sunrise.

For the rest of the story come back tomorrow…