Thoughts On "Honey In The Rock" by Brooke Ligertwood

I’ll admit, when I first heard Honey In The Rock by Brooke Ligertwood, I loved every part of the song. Except for the line “there’s honey in the rock”.

I mean, what are we even singing about? Turns out Brooke knows her Bible a little better than I do and I’ll get to that in a second. My guess though is that your congregation might ask the same question, so let’s put it into context. 

First, let's look at the lyrics for Honey In The Rock:

There’s honey in the rock /Water in the stone
Manna on the ground / No matter where I go
I don’t need to worry / Now that I know
Everything I need You’ve got / There’s honey in the rock
Praying for a miracle / Thirsty
For the Living Well /Only You can satisfy
Sweetness at the mercy seat /Now I’ve tasted
It’s not hard to see / Only You can satisfy
There’s honey in the rock
Freedom where the / Spirit is 
Bounty in the wilderness / You will always satisfy
Theres honey in the rock / Purpose in Your plan
Power in the blood / Healing in Your hands
Started flowing when / You said it is done
Everything You did’s enough
I keep looking / I keep finding
You keep giving / Keep providing
I have all that I need / You are all that I need
I keep praying / You keep moving
I keep praising / You keep proving
I have all that I need / You are all that I need
I have all that I need / You are all that I need
How sweet how sweet it is / To trust in you Jesus

Besides being from Psalm 81, Honey In The Rock invokes a clear and creative picture of God’s sweet goodness in places we don’t expect to find it. Honey in the rock, water in a stone, manna on the ground. He has a purpose and a plan, has and will always continue to provide–it’s up to us to look.

When introducing this song in a gathering, point to Psalm 81 as the source. Take time to reflect on where God’s goodness has been found in odd places. Create time for everyone to pray out gratitude. Ask them to be specific! There are those in your community who aren’t seeing God’s goodness presently and hearing others share can be encouraging.

There is honey in the rock. How sweet it is to trust in Jesus.

Learn Honey In The Rock by Brooke Ligertwood (ft. Brandon Lake).

Jason Houtsma is the co-founder and guitar teacher at Worship Artistry, where he is helping musicians of every level answer the call to worship with passion and confidence. Jason has been leading worship and writing music since he was 15 years old and currently serves as Worship Pastor for Mosaic Church in Bellingham, WA. He is husband to Alli and father to Bjorn and Asher.

Login to post comments