Yes, streams came out of the rock, and caused waters to flow down like rivers.
Psalm 78, part 1 from Nan Merrill’s Psalms for Praying
Listen well, O Peoples of the earth,
to inner promptings of the Spirit;
Let Silence enter your house that
you may hear!
For within your heart Love speaks:
not with words of deceit,
But of spiritual truths to guide you
upon the paths of peace.
Do not hide this from your children;
teach of the inward Voice, and
help all generations to listen
in the Silence,
That they may know the Beloved and
to follow the precepts of Love.
For the Spirit of Truth is written
upon hearts, that
we might share the Divine Plan,
And model to the children Love’s way
as we have been shown;
That each new generation might honour
the children yet unborn.
Herein lies the hope of the future:
to love as co-creators with
the great Creator,
Not like those who live i
too impatient to wait for Love’s word,
Whose spirits are not faithful to their
Birthright of Love.
Since the birth of consciousness,
armed with free will,
many there are who have rebelled
against the Creator.
They did not keep the great Covenant
But refused to live according to
They forgot their purpose and the
and all that had been given
Throughout the ages, the Eternal Lover
has shown the marvels of Creation,
wonders to behold.
Remember how the sea was divided so
the people passed through,
how the waters stood as a wall;
How in the daytime, they were led
with a cloud,
and through the night with a
Recall how the rocks in the wilderness
that the people might drink their
fill as from the deep;
Yes, streams came out of the rock,
and caused waters to flow down
Yet did the people close their hearts,
rebelling against the Most High,
living in a wilderness.
Over and over, they tested Love
by demanding that their desires
Speaking against Love, they cried,
“Can the Mighty One not spread
a feast for us?
The rocks opened so that water
and streams overflowed.
Can we not also expect bread and meat
to be provided for us?”