tsror (Pebble in Hebrew)
Remember when you were a kid and everything was new and cool? I used to love to skip rocks. Well, actually the the skipping was just part of the fun the other part was looking for just the right stone.
Sometimes you would spend hours just looking for the perfect skipping stone. And some other times you would find one and hang onto it for the perfect day where the water was like glass and the air was heavy and you just knew you could skip that pebble across the lake. Then there was the throw, it had to be just right. Then just then the magic happened……
I loved the sound of the skips and the ripple that invaded the calm of the surface. All this was followed by a gentle plooop sound as the stone just couldn’t make another skip and disappeared into the black belly of the water. And then the quest would start again…..
I think some days this is like looking for God in our daily lives. We spend a great deal of time looking to find that perfect moment with Him and some times we hold onto that moment just the right amout of time and sometimes we put Him away for a later day. Ps. 77:10-12 talks about remembering a great day with God as a methodology for finding God in the midst of stressful times.
For me my relationship with God is like the perfect skip on the water. I will search many many hours for the perfect stone just for the perfect 15 hop skip. Then I’ll do it again and again and again…..