Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 3, 2016

Higher Ground

may 3“I lift up my eyes to the hills; where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”  Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)

I love nature. I love to watch God’s creation. Each morning on my drive to work, I marvel at the rising of the sun and the dance of the tree branches along the way, as if applauding the magnificent spectacle. And all this for absolutely no cost at all to me or to anyone else who wishes to savor what the Lord has created for our enjoyment.

I am blessed to work in a building that is placed on a hill with a gorgeous view, facing the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, and I do stop to appreciate that view both upon my arrival in the morning and as I leave in the evening. That view is like food for my eyes, and I can’t get enough of it! The power of being on higher ground compels me to want to bless the Lord and remember all His benefits (Psalm 103:2).

Looking at these Blue Ridge Mountains sometimes reminds me of times when God wanted to be closer to mankind and used mountains to do so. Moses used to go to the mountain to pray to God and it was there on Mount Sinai that the two spoke and Moses received the Ten Commandments for the people (Exodus 20). Abraham’s faith was tested as he was instructed to go up Mount Moriah with his only son, Isaac, to offer the lad as a sacrifice to the Lord (Genesis 22). Before Jesus was crucified, He took His disciples to the Mount of Olives to pray. Even at the imminence of death, Jesus prayed on that mountain and asked God to pass the cup from Him if He so willed (Luke 22:39).

 

When standing on a mountaintop, we do feel closer to God?  There is something heavenly about climbing a mountain and setting our sight on what our eyes can reach. The mountains serve as reminders that God’s grace extends itself to all the ends of the earth, and that while standing on higher ground it seems easier to outstretch our arms and hold on to our Father’s hand.

 

“Lord, thank You for the mountains and the hills; and thank You, Lord, for giving us free access to You when we ‘climb the mountain’ to pray.”

 

For His Glory

Luska Suzano
TRBC Women’s Life

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