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Psalm 121

Mountain Strength

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Psalm 121
Mountain Strength

By Lois Parker Edstrom

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Can you see hills or mountains from where you live? Have any of you had the opportunity to hike in the hills or mountains? I hope each one of you will have that opportunity some day because being in that part of God’s world is truly wonderful.

Where I live we have huge mountains close by and trails that allow you to climb, even to the top, of some mountains. As you hike you may cross a stream and perhaps see a waterfall rushing down the mountain. When you are on the trail you can look down and see the tops of evergreen trees. You may see green fields, a river or a lake, and perhaps a road so far below the cars look like toy cars.

As you look out from high on a mountain, is seems as if you can see forever. There may be clouds floating by and you are able to look across a valley and see other mountains. Such beauty!

One of the writers of the Psalms says this: “I will lift up my eyes to the hills.

Where does my help come from” (121:1)? “My help comes from Yahweh (God),

who made heaven and earth” (121:2).

There is something about mountains and foothills that make you think about the power and strength of God’s love. Just looking at this magnificent part of God’s creation is inspiring. It gives us hope and lifts us up.

When we are discouraged or having some sort of difficulty perhaps we can gain strength by thinking of the majestic mountains and remembering this verse: “My help comes from God, who made heaven and earth.”

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2014, Richard Niell Donovan