“Rock It” by Rev. Jane Siebert Rocks relate to natural truths. Rocks have a lot to tell us about ourselves and about others. Some have holes in them where they lost a part of themselves when life hit hard but they are still beautiful. Some have had all their rough edges worn off from tumbling over and over in the stream of providence and are smooth and gentle from the ride. Some have cracks where they butted up against another rock and were hurt in the process, but they are still strong. Some have hidden beauty inside and we have to help them to crack open and see it. Some are pretty on one side and not so much on the other. We need to be a little careful of people, I mean rocks like this. Some are big and showy and they draw our attention and some need to be closely examined to find their gift. Some have to be washed off because the dirt of life hides their inner treasure. Some are tiny and easily overlooked. Pay attention. You might miss the jewel. Not one is just a rock if we take time and look closely. Every rock has a story.
2, 4, 5. Rivers in the opposite sense falsities in abundance. R. 409. By the proud waters here mentioned are understood falsities favoring the love of self and confirming it, also the falsities of doctrine which are from self-derived intelligence. River—reasonings from them against truths. By verses 4 and 5 is signified the destruction of spiritual life. E. 518.
A tent signifies the holy of truth, and dwelling in tents worship therefrom, therefore the feast of tents was instituted in the Jewish and Israelitic church where that feast is also called Succoth. Succoth involves the quality of the state of the holy in truth from good at that time. A. 4391-92.