Lessons from A Mountain

Here are two lessons we can learn from a mountain.

1. Powerful

Mountains are powerful, they are used to illustrate strength, hardships, and burdens. We view mountains as sturdy and strong or as a large obstacle that seems to be nearly impossible to overcome.


Jesus is the Rock, He is all-powerful and a shelter for us. We can depend on Him because His foundation is firm and true. We can trust in Him because His Word endures forever. We can find comfort in Him because He is our protector.


I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. - Psalm 18:1-3
For I proclaim the name of the Lord: ascribe greatness to our God. He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He. - Deuteronomy 32:3-4

2. High

Mountains are majestic, we look up to them and see the mightiness of their grander. There are a variety of mountains, sand, rock, tree, snow-covered. Many people aim to hike up the tall obstacle to gain recognition and see the view from above. Climbing to the top is not easy and many people have died trying to get to the top of some of the greatest mountains on Earth.


The same is true for life, we all have our own mountains to face. Whether it be an emotional, physical, mental, or spiritual mountain, we all face one if not all of these during our life. God doesn't want us to fear the mountains we encounter or feel defeated, He tells us to have faith and keep going. To set our focus on the eternal hope we have in Jesus and march on. With faith in God, He uses our weakness to display His strength, He lifts our weary body and gives us the wings to fly free, He fills our empty vessel with abundant life. Our mountain or mountains may not be moved as soon as we would like, or it may not happen during life on Earth, BUT all of our mountains will crumble at the feet of Jesus one day! There is no mountain too heavy, large, or mighty for the hands of God to pick up and throw into the sea. There is not a person on Earth God cannot save. Trust in Him, lean on Him, obey and follow Him and your mountain will be turned to dirt under the awesome majesty of the King of kings.

 
The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back. - C. S. Lewis, "Till We Have Faces"

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