“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10
When life overwhelms us, my husband and I like to head for the Blue Ridge Mountains in VA. Once in the foothills, life seems to make sense again. Or is it that seeing the Lord’s majesty and beauty as we enter the parkway and round the mountains draws us closer to the Lord and brings His peace?
Seeing God’s creation from a lofty mountain peak reminds me of His power and majesty. As permanent as the mountains seem, much more permanent is God’s love for us. Scripture states that one day the earthly goods that we deem so important will pass away. But the covenant that God made with us through our blessed Savior, Jesus Christ, will never be removed from those who are His. We are His eternally. The hills proclaim His very existence, and the valleys declare the depth of His love. Take time today to relax in the knowledge that His compassion and love will not fail you. Draw upon His strength and see His love in creation. Feel His peace bringing you joy. Praise Him for His unchanging nature and steadfast covenant.
Lord, may we never be so overwhelmed by the stresses of this world that we forget to spend time with You. May we look to the hills as they proclaim Your love. Thank you for the sounds of nature that echo Your voice. Your creation proclaims Your existence, and along with every part of it, we praise you.
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I love to walk with and write about our great God and my Savior, Jesus Christ. Now in my senior years, I can say, looking back at the joys, difficulties, and challenges of life, "I know that my Redeemer lives," (Job 19:25 NIV). I am a retired teacher and author of many published articles, and contributor to two books--God Still Meets Needs (Littleton)and Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ (Wilburn,Butts). I am also author of In God's Creation: Devotions for the Outdoors and In God's Creation: Devotions for the Beach. Both books are available on Amazon and www.booknofurther.com.