This week we’re continuing our summer of virtual vacations by heading for the hills. I live close to the Rocky Mountains, so it’s not hard to imagine driving up winding canyon roads hemmed in by steep rock faces.
As we gain altitude, we are surrounded by hillsides of evergreen trees sprinkled with the lighter green of aspen leaves. The pine-scented air may be light on oxygen, but it’s noticably missing the smog of city life. Jagged rocks contrast with delicate wildflowers. Melting snow feeds ice cold streams while hidden canyons beg to be explored on foot.
And all around are massive and majestic peaks. Mountains that are so much bigger than my circumstances. Mountains that remind me of words the Psalmist wrote so long ago. “I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2)
By looking up from my current situation and fixing my eyes on mountains bigger than myself, I am reminded that God is bigger still. After all, He formed the heavens and the earth … and these few rocky peaks … and can certainly handle my personal mountains.
I head for the mountains and find my perspective is changed.
What about you? Do you live near any mountains? Do you have any mountain-sized circumstances?