Strike the rock

                “Moses, strike the rock, and water will come out of it,
                 so that the people may drink.”
—Exodus 17.6

Awful journey. Barren place. 
Deep thirst. Despair, looking back.

Imagining this is where the journey ends.
Dry rock. Hard place.

Yes, and this: there’s no water in it—yet.
But there will be, if you strike the rock.

You don’t have to believe. Just swing. It’s not
the rock. It’s God’s grace and your willingness:

not knowing, foolish as can be,
only trusting. Courage.

There will be water.
Strike the rock. 

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

September 25, 2020

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