|Barked: Wed Mar 30, '11 10:05am PST |
|Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. ”
-PSALM 90:1?2 (NIV)
“Oh, Mom, I wish you could see the mountains. They’re all around us!”
I was visiting my daughter Laura in Mukilteo, Washington, a little harbor town on Puget Sound. A thick fog shrouded the towering mountains she kept trying to describe. “Over there is Mt. Rainier and there’s Mt. Olympia and down there are the Cascades,” she said, pointing into what appeared as damp, gray nothingness.
The fog persisted. On the final morning of my visit, I was in my motel room, packing to go home, when Laura raced in, her face lit with excitement. “Mom, come outside!” We hurried through the revolving doors into a world transformed by brilliant sunshine. I caught my breath. There, in all their glory, stood the mountains. Towering and rugged, their snow-capped peaks dazzled the blue sky.
Such an awesome presence and it’s been here all along, hidden from sight, I thought, like the powerful, protecting, presence of God. He’s all around us, more real than the mountains. But the fog of despair, the shroud of grief can make it seem as if He’s gone. Yet, if I patiently tune my ear and believe His Word, I’ll hear His voice through the fog saying, “I am with you always.” (Matthew 28:20, NIV)
Lord God, You Who are the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, help me to stay with You in the here and now.
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