The Real Peace Rock


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A new chapter turned in my life. We signed my son up for the cub scouts. I volunteered to be the cub master and a den leader. The cub scouts were started in the 1930’s and were inspired by The Jungle Book. I went to Wal-Mart and bought the movie to watch with my family so we could get a better understanding of the concept of being in a pack or a den, having an Akela and BALOO training. It’s really cool stuff.

In the movie, there is a place that is called Peace Rock where all the animals of the jungle call a truce due to the drought and are able to go to Peace Rock and drink the water without fear of being attacked by prey. Peace Rock is the only place to find water in the whole jungle due to the drought and some animals would die of dehydration or die of attack if there were no truce.

Ironically (or is it) there is a real Peace Rock. His name is Jesus. When we are spiritually dry, everyone can go to the rock and drink from the water of life and find peace where there is no condemnation.

No matter where you are in life. No matter who you are in life. No matter what you are in life. There is a Peace Rock. He is the rock of our salvation. He is the peace that passes all understanding.

Droughts will come in our life. You may feel like giving up. You may feel like death is better than life. You may feel like you are gripped by unrest. You may feel there is nowhere to hide, nowhere to run, nowhere to find shelter. However Jesus is the answer to all our doubts.

He is our Peace Rock.

Scripture references

John 4:14 – “but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Romans 8:1 – “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”

Psalm 18:2 – “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

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About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

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