…I got a Rock…

igotarock3I know it’s not Halloween, but please bear with me for a moment.  I want to visit a classic Halloween show…”It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, ” by Charles Schulz.  Okay, what I really want to visit is the theology of the show.  (I haven’t lost my mind, I promise.)  Actually, after thinking about this idea, I went out and found a few blog posts and such that take on the topic…so I’m not alone in my oddness.  I only glanced through a couple to make sure someone else didn’t make the point I want to make…didn’t see one, but in the spirit (pun not originally intended, but kept in on purpose) of full disclosure, I didn’t read all of them.

I was going to spend a little time talking about Linus’ misplaced faith resembling a lot of people, including Christians, looking for something…for Christians, trying to “cram” God into their human mold.  There does seem to be a few articles out there along those lines, plus I only wanted to mention it…so I have.

What I wanted to focus on is Charlie Brown’s trick or treating adventure.  He was out with the gang, minus Linus and Sally (watch the show to find out where they were).  After each house, they would all reveal what they got…candy, quarters, candy…each time Charlie would declare…”I got a rock.”

The gang was all dressed up in “good” costumes, Charlie Brown’s was all messed up…he made mistakes in cutting the holes for his ghost eyes.  Pigpen, in his cloud of dust and his dirty costume, received candy and money.  The messed up ghost (almost called him the hole-y ghost, but decided that would be going too far) got a rock.

Now, I know I’m taking things way out of context and stretching the analogies here beyond breaking points…but I’m going there anyway.

We’re a lot like Charlie Brown.  We try, we mess up, we don’t get it right.  We try to convince ourselves everyone around us has it together (good costumes) but in reality, they don’t…it’s all…um…masks.  Our works don’t cut it, maybe they do at first…but they fail us in the end.

But we have reason to hope.  See, we “got a Rock.”  The Rock of our salvation, the cornerstone of our faith.  The Lord is our Rock, our Refuge.  The Rock is what we build our foundation on.  He is an everlasting Rock.

and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. [1 Corinthians 10:4 ESV]

I got a Rock!

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. [Psalm 18:2]

I got a Rock!

Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. [Isaiah 26:4 ESV]

I got a Rock!

He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. [Psalm 62:2 ESV]

I got a Rock!

“There is none holy like the LORD: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. [1 Samuel 2:2 ESV]

I got a Rock!

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. [Matthew 7:24-25 ESV]

I got a Rock!

Do you “got a Rock!”









One thought on “…I got a Rock…

  1. Yep! “got a Rock!” You made me snicker a few times. You sometimes sound like me. That comment about no pun intended, I know I said nearly the same thing in one of my posts. “No pun intended but it works…so I’m keepin’ it” He he.


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