Roger Bothwell

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Not as Smart as a Sixth Grader

Today I heard about igneous rock.  I learned about granite, obsidian, amphibole and pyroxene. I also learned I am not as smart as a sixth-grader while I was observing a science teacher working to upgrade her credential.  The sixth graders were jumping up and down wanting to answer the teacher’s questions while I sat in the back of the room reading the glossary in their science text.  I learned about intrusive and extrusive rocks.  I also learned not to give much credibility to the next politician I hear harping on the quality of education in Massachusetts; especially since our students rank first in the United States and third in the world in science and math.
 
Having confessed my ignorance of sedimentary rock I do want to proclaim my knowledge of and confidence in the Rock of Ages.   Paul wrote, “For other foundation no one can lay, but that which has been laid, which is Christ Jesus.” (I Corinthians 3:11)  And again Paul wrote, “. . . they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that rock was Christ. (I Corinthians 10:4)  Peter calls Jesus the Chief Corner Stone.  (I Peter 2:4)  Also over and over in the Psalms we find the metaphor of God being the Rock of our salvation. 
 
So I might not be as smart as a sixth-grader and be like those whiz kids who are able to answer questions about magna, but I do know the importance of putting our trust in the One who loves us dearly and might respond to the nickname, “Rocky”;   then again probably not.  He is far too awesome for such commonality.   He is the Rock of the Universe.

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