From Donald Miller’s book, Searching for God Knows What:

But today, the Rock cries out to us

clearly, forcefully,

Come, you may stand upon my

Back and face your distant destiny!

[Maya Angelou]


I love the line “the Rock cries out to us”. I think that is beautiful, for some reason, maybe because Jesus was like Maya Angelou’s mother in that He went around looking people in the eye to tell them they were beautiful, that He stood as a rock for them, a Being who, for the rest of their lives, they could look back to and hear in their minds, and envision in their memories,

     God saying to them the world had been lying,

                    and you are indeed beautiful.

-Donald Miller