Message # 715
The Great Outdoors - Mountains
I will lift up my eyes to the
hills—from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
A vacation in the mountains
provides majestic vistas, hiking
trails, high altitudes, and
cooler temperatures. The hills
also provide a reminder of the
One who is our help.
To the writers of the Psalms,
the mountains were testimonies
of God’s durable strength. If
you see mountains outside your
window this summer, consider
these verses from Psalms: Your
righteousness is like the great
mountains…. Before the mountains
were brought forth, or ever You
had formed the earth and the
world, even from everlasting to
everlasting, You are God…. As
the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds His people
from this time forth and forever….
[He] established the mountains
by His strength, being clothed
with power… Mountains and all
hills … Let them praise the name
of the Lord (Psalm 36:6; 90:2;
125:2; 65:6; 148:9, 13).
Whenever you’re outdoors, take
time to reflect on the artistry
of God. His handiwork is visible
in every pine cone, lofty crag,
winding trail, and wildflower.
Lift up your eyes, notice His
workmanship, and sing His praises.
I sing the mighty power of God,
that made the mountains rise.