Mountains are big things — good or bad — that we must face. We need to climb them to get to the other side, or as the song said yesterday, we need to tunnel through them. Or there may even be a third option.
Often when traveling through Virginia Bart and I speculate as to what it might have been like to be the people who came to Virginia first when there were no roads and no tunnels … not even pathways where other people had gone. It took a special kind of person to have the courage to be the first to go through the wilderness or over a mountain.
Right now at my work many of us are being put into a position where we face mountains. This is a pivotal point in time at PHFS where we are tunneling through decades of history to get to the other side where we can serve families and children better. We are going to places where nobody in the organization has ever gone before and it’s tough…. we are having to make the roads and build the tunnels. We have mountains to climb. Fortunately, we have several strong and courageous people who are on the team to venture with us to the place God is calling us.
Do you have a similar situation at home or at work? Do mountains seem unclimbable to you?
If you are facing one of the mountains in your journey today, remember that God is asking us to take just one step, one day at a time. And sometimes, God even moves mountains when we ask him. Mark 11:23 says: Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them
So, as you see the mountain ask God what is plan is for the mountain. Are you supposed to climb it, tunnel through it, or ask Him to remove it? Either way, it can be conquered. In fact, with the confidence of children of God we can believe that it will.
Here are a couple of very different songs that talk about mountains...