A calling from the mountains


I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? 2 My help comes from the Lord , Who made heaven and earth.
Psalms 121:1-2

Every word, story and character in the holy bible holds its own significance and needless to say it has its own value. It is but natural that we sometimes overlook or simply pass the smallest details in the bible in the pursuit of grasping the essence or gist of the plot. So how has it all worked for generations together?

In the bible, we come across several instances where God has used mountains to establish Himself as the most high, as a provider, a place of His dwelling both literally and figuratively through various stories. It was in these mountaintop moments that Abraham, Moses, the 12 disciples ascended into God’s presence, tasted God’s glory. God changed their perspectives of who He is and who we are.

Let us analyse a few mountain experiences from the bible to understand the fullness of God’s word through psalm 121:1-2. God the provider at Mount. Moriah, where God asked Abraham to sacrifice his one and only son Issac, Abraham’s absolute obedience stirred the heart of the God who promises and provides. Then, it was the presence of God in Mount. Sinai, on the mountain, God revealed to Moses the Ten Commandments and established with the people a covenant that would guide them the rest of their lives. To our Abba father at Mount. Eremos, Jesus taught His first sermon, He introduced the disciples and surrounding crowd to a new perspective of God, a groundbreaking revelation, through what we now call the Lord’s Prayer.

Now we know dear brothers and sisters where our help comes from, the mountain, where we see that God provides everything we’ve been looking for and desiring.

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