Song of the Week
Bible Verse and Reflection
2 Samuel chapter 22 verse 3:
“My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my saviour - from violent people you save me.”
In this verse we hear God being described as a rock - something that can be a firm foundation, solid ground, a shelter and something that never changes. This is who God is described as. Use the points below to reflect for yourself:
Where do you usually find comfort or take refuge? Is it reliable?
This verse says God can save us from violent people. Do you believe that?
You can pray to God today to save you from violence and bring you comfort. Use your own prayer or the example below, filling in the blank with your own words.
God I pray you will save me from ___ I pray that you will help me to know you as my rock and solid ground. Please bring me comfort in my situations. Amen.
Rock Cake Recipe
225g/8oz self-raising flour
75g/2½oz caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
125g/4½oz unsalted butter, cut into cubes
150g/5½oz dried fruit
1 free-range egg
1 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4 and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl and rub in the cubed butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, then mix in the dried fruit.
In a clean bowl, beat the egg and milk together with the vanilla extract.
Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until the mixture just comes together as a thick, lumpy dough. Add a teaspoon more milk if you need it to make the mixture stick together.
Place golfball-sized spoons of the mixture onto the prepared baking tray. Leave space between them as they will flatten and spread out to double their size during baking.
Bake for 15–20 minutes, until golden-brown. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool.
Take some time to write in your journal what makes you feel grounded and what doesn't, write down what you go to for comfort and if there’s anything you would like to change.