For those of you that didn't know, most of the VanderMaas clan spent a good part of the last two weeks in the Rocky Mountains near Winter Park, CO. There is something about the majesty of the mountains that simultaneously humbles and fills creatures like us. Mountains are so big! So old! So formidable in so many ways! It is truly humbling to stand ringed by these peaks and know how small we are. Yet these same mountains which humble us, are owned by our God and King. As the Psalmist says, "In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also!" Seeing the majesty of the mountains reminds us of the even greater majesty of our God.
If I could be vulnerable for a moment, I confess that I needed those mountains. In a world that has been so topsy turvy, so changeable, especially this last year; it was good to be reminded that I serve a God who is bigger, eternal, and more formidable than those magnificent Rockies! With everything in flux, I needed to be reminded of the One who cannot change and cannot be moved. The promises which are yes and amen in Christ are mine. His steadfast love toward his people remains. Again with the Psalmist, "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. (Psalm 46:1–3).
As we have been studying, this unmovable God reveals himself through his enduring, truthful, sweeter-than-honey word. This week we will look at how in the Word we find comfort in affliction, something that we all can relate to needing.
Photo by Morgan VanderMaas