You split rocks open in the wilderness.*
You called water to pour forth from the fissures.
To quench your people’s thirst.
To calm your people’s complaints.
To teach us how to trust.
You split rocks open in the wilderness.
You split rocks open in my heart.
You called living water from there, too.
To change your people’s path.
To fuel your people’s journeys.
To teach me how to believe.
You are splitting rocks open in our communities.
You are calling forth the rush of our voices.
To flush out your people’s complacency.
To bubble up your people’s creativity.
To teach us how to act out in faith. (Again)
You are splitting and pouring and helping and churning,
You are rumbling and turning and raining and charging,
and we are trying to follow along.
Not understanding.
Not knowing.
And, yes, complaining.
And You.
You don’t give up.
So, go ahead.
We’re here.
For You.

        *From Psalm 78:15

Rev. Erin Counihan serves as pastor at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in St. Louis, MO. She blogs at and is a contributor to the RevGals book. 

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