Who I Am

The Lord is my rock
     My fortress and my savior
My God is my rock
     In whom I find protection

Lead me to the towering rock of safety

God is my refuge
     The rock where no enemy can reach
Yes he is my father
     And the rock of my salvation

Let me trust him for he is my place of shelter

The Lord is good, my rock
     And there is no evil in him
Righteousness and justice
     Are the foundations of his throne

It shall stand from everlasting to everlasting

Yes the Lord is my fortress
     The mighty rock where I hide
Let us shout joyfully
     To the rock of our salvation

He will judge the nations with his truth

And Jesus is this Christ
     The son of the living God
I, Peter, the Rock
     Confess this truth

And on this rock Jesus will build his church


What’s a church?

About Greg Wright

I have worn many hats as a writer and editor over the years. Unlike my scholarly and journalistic work from the "old days" at Hollywood Jesus, Past the Popcorn, or SeaTac Blog, the writing here is of a more overtly personal and spiritual nature. I hope it provokes you as much as it provokes me.
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One Response to Who I Am

  1. Greg Wright says:

    The primary reference here is probably obvious.

    What may not be so obvious is the depth of Old Testament reference material behind Jesus’ words “upon this rock.” This isn’t about Peter at all, but about Jesus’ identity as the foretold savior. Peter is dead on in his statement about who Jesus is, of course; but it’s really little credit to him.

    I had been reading a sequence of “rock” Psalms leading up this passage in the Gospels, and it couldn’t be more obvious — especially to a first-century messianic Hebrew.

    cf Psalm 18:2, 61:2, 62:7, 89:14, 89:26, 91:2, 92:15, 93:2, 94:22, and 95:1 for just a smattering.

    (Also a very subconscious nod to Bill Cosby here. Jenn pointed out certain similarities to his Noah routine after the fact…)

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