In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and peoples will stream to it. – Micah 4:1
Does God mean that at the peak of our troubles, He become tangible for us? We know that Jesus used to go up the mountain alone, to pray (Ref; Matthew 14: 23). May be, at the top of OUR Mountain, we encounter God.
Mountains are frequent characters in the Bible story. Above and beyond that, they play a vital spiritual theme of a gigantic obstacle or challenging mission. Hence, often people have varied responses to the mere idea of climbing such a mountain:
Group I: Will look away from the mountain due to its risky height and continue their comfortable, convenient and compromised life in the valley.
Group II: Will start measuring the size of the mountain and then take final decision based on what most people think!
Group III: Will try a different kind of measuring – that is, their focus is on the height, depth, width and breadth of the LOVE of THE ONE whom they trust in the journey of life. Hence, the promises of God drive their trip upward against all odds and threats from the mountain.
Even in the IIIrd group, some will give up midway and even at the brink of their breakthrough. They succumb to the steepness of the mountain or the pull of gravity downward. Should we be contended at the ground level where the risk of fall is near to zero? Well, to such people, victories and breakthroughs are fairy tales.
But there is a remnant group, who persevere on their journey to the top of the mountain and they will be granted the grandeur of promised view which brings everything into proper perspective. More than that, as Abraham told Isaac on the mountain top, “God will provide, here!”
One might think… can’t an omniscient and omnipresent God meet us anywhere we want Him to be? Yes, He can. But, our trip to the mountain top is not only about the destination; but also, about the journey itself. During the journey, HE is making us let go off the extra baggage, teaching us patience, training us to trust Him in each twist and turn… and many more blessings in disguise!
So, whatever mountain/problem we face, it’s worth to climb it to the top where we can encounter God. And HE will lift us up to a level of our relationship with Him that we have never known before. Those who sacrificially, obediently and lovingly heed His call to go up will be blessed with the honey of intimacy with Him. Indeed, in His presence is fullness of joy! I pray that God gift us the faith and strength to climb up the mountains and reach the top. Thank you God… for the mountains in our lives.
“Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was!”
Jewel Savio Johnson, is a UAE based IT Professional. Connect on LinkedIn
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