Written by Laura Tracy
"Jesus is my Rock who never moves - if I stand on Him, I will be safe."
I stood on a rock in eastern Canada recently and watched the tide come in. As it receded time after time, I watched it take things with it – “treasures” my kids called them. They scurried around gathering the good ones before the tide could rob them.
My rock never moved.
Later, in prayer, I had a vision of life as I live it – you know the story – Jesus is my Rock Who never moves – if I stand on Him, I will be safe. Nothing can get me.
But in my vision I saw myself moving from The Rock – to pursue “treasures” that so easily ebb away; they slip through my hands like the grains of sand that cover them. “I’ll fix that, I said. I’ll just bring them to The Rock with me.” And so I did, one by one. Only it was never enough, I had to have more, and so I kept bringing more treasures to The Rock until there was no room for me to stand on it.
There’s only so much room on a rock, you know? And while our Rock is infinite, the Holy Spirit whispered to me that there’s only room on The Rock for the things that really matter. Anything else just makes you slip and fall.
About the Author:
Laura Tracy was raised in a Home Missions Pastor’s home and began playing in church at the age of 10. She received formal music training at University of Missouri St. Louis. She and her husband served in the AIM program in Germany, and have worked in youth and music ministries in several churches. Laura has led worship at North American Youth Workers Seminar, Missouri District Ladies Conference, and Summons to Sacrifice. She has also been the pianist and/or choir director for other district and national events such as Missouri District Camp Meeting, Oklahoma District Camp Meeting and UPCI General Conference. Laura presently serves as the Music Director at New Life Center in Bridgeton, Missouri. Laura, and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 17 years. They have 2 children, Zachary (13) and Brooke (9). Laura considers the day in 1975 that she was spiritually born the greatest highlight of her life. Her personal passion is “to learn how to love God like He loves me, and to spread that love to everyone around me so that they can love Him too.