“You rock, Amma,” cried my teen grandchild! Then sometime later, a niece told me the same thing! I had to look it up!
I think that was a compliment (wasn’t it?) I hope it didn’t mean staying in a rocking chair. They make me kind of queasy!
In official slang language, it conveys admiration, gratitude, and/or affection. It is used when one person is impressed by another with their talent or skill, or generosity and kindness at heart.
But I thought of it this way.
A ‘rock’ person is stable, dependable, and supportive, especially in times of trouble. Now that is something to live up to! However, I’ve learned that the only way I can be that kind of person is to lean on the One and Only Rock, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hear our cries, O God; listen to our prayers. From the ends of the earth, we cry to You,
especially when our hearts are overwhelmed and fainting. Lead us to the Rock, our shelter and our refuge, our strong tower against the adversary. May we find refuge and trust in the shelter of Your wings. In your name Oh Lord, we rock on in trust! (From Psalm 61)