Friday, May 16, 2008

seeing mountains from above

On the flight west last weekend we flew over all kinds of terrain and saw farmland, rivers, desert and mountains.  It seemed especially interesting to fly over mountains.  It occurred to me that mountains are normally seen from below...from the surface.  That viewpoint inspires awe as we crane our necks upward and are awestruck with the lofty peaks.  Mountains seem to represent the large problems and challenges we face.  The effort required to climb to the top is something like the difficulty we face in many of life's trials.  We sometimes speak of the dark days of life as "walking through the valley".  But I realized that, in the Lord, we rise up and are carried as passengers in a jet.  It can become possible to look down at mountains that way.  They are still impressive from above and it is a joy to be carried over them.
Isaiah 49:11 I will make each of My mountains a road,
      And My highways shall be elevated.
Rob Smith

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