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Rocky Road

For a non-living object, the Bible sure talks a lot about rocks. There's the small, smooth stones with which David armed himself in the battle against Goliath. There's the rock which Moses struck to produce water to quench the Israelites' thirst on their journey to the promised land. Jesus knew how cumbersome stones can be.  He saved a woman from being stoned to death. Jesus even referenced stones and their importance when he told the parable of the wise and foolish builders.  When he gave Simon a new name, he specifically chose the name Peter because it signified how Peter was the rock upon which Christ would build his church.   And then there's my favorite stone-the one that the angel rolled away to confirm that Jesus Christ is indeed the son of God, that he had been resurrected!  If that stone had not been placed in front of the tomb, people could speculate that someone had merely come and taken away Jesus' body as a cruel, merciless hoax.  But since that stone w