Morton Presbyterian Church

Squeezing Water From a Rock: Sermon on Exodus 17:1-7



This pandemic season is a wilderness journey of uncertain duration, and our fears are many: fear about the sickness itself, fear for loved ones, fear that there won’t be enough of needed resources, financial fears, and more.   As they struggled with thirst in the wilderness, the Israelites cried out, “Is God with us or not?”  God invited them to trust, and God provided what they needed from an unexpected source: water from a rock.  Even now God is working to provide for us, and to deliver the world, and it may happen in ways as creative, unexpected, and seemingly impossible as squeezing water from a rock.