Updated: May 15, 2020
Today, the mountains are our connective tissue. I grew up in the high Rockies, so for me, the mountains do something special. And, I suspect they did for Jesus as well. How many times do we hear that he went into nature, into creation, into a garden, to pray, to be still, to be with the Father? That is something I understand. It's probably something a lot of us would respond, Amen! to... and, I suspect the rest of us do understand it too, on a more primal level, know it or not. So, in this time of shelter in place... In a time when last night I received an emergency alert to stay in our four walls unless absolutely necessary... that fundamental part of us is likely to struggle a bit. Sure, there are things we can do. We can throw open the windows on a nice day. We can be sure to sit in the sunlight however we can, inside or out. We can reach out to our neighbor... without actually reaching out, we can pray... and, contrary to our collective culture, we can be still... and while we're at it, perhaps, "...know He is God."
Psalm 121 (NHEB)
1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not allow your foot to be moved. He who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Look, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD is your keeper. The LORD is your shade on your right hand. 6 The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD will keep you from all evil. He will keep your soul. 8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in, from this time forth, and forevermore.
“Because You are my help, I sing in the shadow of Your wings. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.” ~ Psalm 63:7-8
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” ~ Matthew 6:33
"And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail." ~ Isaiah 58:11
Bonus praise song of encouragement... just because!
... and, because I ADORE this. :)
May God bless you and keep you, friend... always, in all ways.