What I Read Today;

Romans 4; Matthew 4; Jeremiah 47; Psalm 125; 1 Samuel 21

Psalm 125 vs. 1says, “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.”

In 2002 I was transferred to a town north of Denver, CO.  I had never seen the mountains before.  As we drove through Nebraska and into Wyoming, we began to see the outlines of the Rocky Mountains.  Nothing prepared me for the scene when we hit I-25 and drove south towards our new home.

Over the next 15 years, we hiked all over the state.  Mt Evans, the Twin Sisters, Emerald Lake, Longs Peak, and many others.  While we only made it to one summit, The Twin Sisters, each trailhead we took provided a glimpse of the majesty and beauty of God’s creation.

There’s something else you need to know about mountains.  They don’t move.

When we first moved to Colorado, wildfires were ripping through the state.  Five years later, you could find no evidence of any fires.  Rockslides closed I-70 by Vail.  After a small amount of work, the mountains looked the same.  A massive flood struck in 2013 and rerouted three rivers.  But the Mountains never moved.  Storms are a nearly daily occurrence near Mountain Peaks.  They swat them off like mosquitos.

The surface of the Mountains may change, but they don’t move.

Psalm 125 compares our faith in God to a Mountain.  In other words, it should never move.  Yes, our surface will change.  Life will wear parts of us down.  We may soften or harden depending on the situation.  But the rock of our life is our faith.  Like a Mountain, it should never move.

In verse 2 of Psalm 125, God promises to protect our faith by putting a hedge around us.  God then permeates our lives with his loving grace and mercy and sends his Spirit to draw us closer to him.

God’s grace is the mountain that our lives become a part of when we accept Jesus into our lives.  No matter what storm life sends our way, God has given us all we need to find our way through!

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