Thursday, February 14, 2008
Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.
How excellent is thy loving kindness, O GOD! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. Psalm 36:5-7
Often when my husband was gone on business trips and the children were quietly playing; I'd view from my living room window:
This glorious mountain...Mt. BLANC
Known in French as White Mountain, the highest peak in the Alps and in Western Europe.
I somehow found solace in looking at this magnificant creation of God. I remember thinking:
"LORD, there has to be a Bible verse for this mountain. It is so glorious..as you are...it speaks to my heart of your majesty."
I then took my Bible and looked up verses on mountain...and there is was...Psalm 36:6
"I knew it!....I just knew there was a verse!"
I was so elated....it was a confirmation to my spirit of the hope and courage I still had within. I cried.
A perfect view...perfect place to be...at such a time! God knew I would need to be in this house, right here, so that I could behold his wonders and know HE IS GOD.
Mt. Blanc requires it's climbers to have a guide and proper equipment. It's long course includes delicate passages and hazardous rock slides. At least one night at the "refuge" is needed to survive.
This was true of my tedious climb up the mountain of hope. A long course with delicate passages...(my course in learning to insert Stephen's tube, nurses...my guide)...the hazardous slides (my own fears and weakness')...the night of "refuge"...(finding this mountain verse in God's Word).
Oh the comfort of God's blessed hand...under the shadow of thy wings.
After finding this verse; each glance at my window brought blessed peace to my heart and mind.
(this picture hangs in my home as a reminder of God's great love and majesty)
Psalm 34:3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.