Call out to the biggest rock you can find. It won’t respond. Pour out your heart to the most beautiful rock imaginable. It won’t budge. Plead with the smoothest rock money can buy. It won’t answer. Lift your voice and raise your hands to the most enduring rock on the planet. It won’t acknowledge your presence.
Why? Because rocks are deaf. Everybody knows that. But notice how David prayed in Psalm 28:1-2:
“To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me… Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.”
The rock of David’s life was not deaf, and the same Rock of Ages is not deaf to you this morning. He invites you to call out, pour out, plead with, lift your voice and raise your heart to him. He is the God who hears. Just make sure you aren’t deaf to him.
“Blessed be the LORD! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy. The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” (Psa 28:6-7)