Rock in the Road: View Three

by Kathleen Huebener in Art Inspires Art
There exists, however, yet a third view of the rock, not one of peace or one source of quenching one’s thirst. In this view, the rock is the head of a venomous snake, seeking whom it may devour. It has slithered upon the path ahead. To see this snake on one’s path would cause anyone to fearfully and abruptly stop in one’s tracks. Yet, examine the scene more closely; note that a staff, or walking stick, holds it in complete subjection. The snake is powerless to even move. How can this be?

Praise God that He can and does reveal the deep and secret things (Daniel 2:22).

The secret is found in Psalm 23: 4, as it is written:

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for Thou are with me;

Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.”

The secret is that this staff is a special staff, for it belongs to the LORD God Almighty Himself. He protects and guides all who call upon His name. Because of the LORD’s help, it is now possible to get past this danger and to continue on the path.

The moral is this: if you find an ominous threat ahead on your path, don’t panic.
Just call upon the LORD and trust Him to use His staff to protect you and to guide you.
 His word says He will and His word is true.