Mountains! Mountains!! Mountains!!!
Now I was born and raised in the mountains – Western Montana mountains near Glacier Park – the Rockies, not “hills.” I love ‘em! They give me a sense of security, of wonder, of God’s greatness and grandeur, of “home!” Now I know it’s not that way for many who were raised in the plains – they feel shut in, mountains are kind of scary. But give me mountains!!!
I read a wonderful passage during my time of “coffee with the Lord” this morning that featured the imagery of mountains… Here it is:
“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore.”
Those who trust in the Lord enjoy the stability of… “Mount Zion” – where God manifested His presence! Here, near Glacier National Park we’d think of the “Great Northern Peak” (the “granddaddy of them all!” – Great, tall, imposing and stable. Listen, trust in the Lord bring God’s presence and power – that kind of stability!
And protection! See that little cabin in the pic? That’s the “Bartel cabin” and it resides in Hungry Horse, Montana at Glacier Bible Camp, just 10 miles from the entrance to Glacier National Park (where most of the pics come from). It’s nestled in the midst of all those mountains on every side – mountains everywhere! … And this is what came to mind as I read this passage today… “As the mountains surround “the Bartel cabin,” so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore!” Gotta tell you, I’m depending on it!!!
Mountain! Mountains!! Mountains!!! Love ‘em!!!