This small stream literally runs out of the rock. Miles away, rainfall seeps in the cracks in the rock until eventually it emerges like this. Many Bible passages speak of water gushing from the rock (Deuteronomy 8:15; Exodus 17:6; Psalm 105:41).The miracle is not that the water comes from the rock. this is commonplace in the land. The miracle is that it came where and when God commanded.

The rock shown here is a picture of God because the Bible described the rock from which the water came as God himself.

The Israelites learned to know God as living water as it provides a beautiful metaphor of the Christian life: God is the Rock. I am thirsty. Living water comes from the Rock.


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