Is it any wonder that when I want to get away, I always dream of heading to the mountains? A place where the land undulates and rolls, dipping and rising toward the sky. Where trees cast their shade and give everything a green tinge. Where brooks cascade and ripple as they make their way down the earth. Yes, please. Give me the mountains.
"I life up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My helps comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth."
"As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore."
"the God who equipped me with strength
and made my way blameless.
He made my feet like the feet of a deer
and set me secure on the heights."
With all the verses in the Bible talking about hills and mountains and high places and heights, how could my soul not long to go there? And there's tons more than I listed here. Go look some up. If nothing else, it will remind you who made them. And that should remind us all what an awesome and mighty God we serve.
What has me talking about mountains?
This last weekend was our annual preschool teachers' retreat. It was my second time to go, and just as much fun as the first. We all trek across Tennessee and stay in a cabin on top of the Smoky Mountains just outside of Gatlinburg. And guys, the views--they steal my attention the whole time I'm there. See the picture above? That's from the cabin where we stay.
Time with friends. Some time playing tourist. Lots of time eating. And, since I rise earlier than quite a few of my coworkers, quiet time with God in view of his amazing creation.
It definitely makes me sing, "Oh, Lord our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth." (Psalm 8:1)
When you want to get away, do you like to travel to somewhere high? What parts of God's creation most take your breath away?
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