Began series by looking at Psalm 121 which reminded us to set our eyes on the mountain knowing that God would watch over us. I want to go back, to this psalm today and reinterpret it a bit… I lift up my eyes to the hills — from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper;......
Scripture is full of mountains. It’s full of people who set out on a journey with a mountain before them which they must climb. People like like Adam and Eve who are formed from the dust of the earth into humans and brought to life with the breath of God. They look out upon the earth for the first time and the entire mountain of human experience before them. People like Abraham and Sarah who faced a mountain of infertility God had promised them that they world have descendants more numerous than......
It was the first real out of town trip with neighborhood youth that I can remember after moving to Charlotte. We had agreed to take some young folks who had been doing exemplary in school to the mountains. Why? Because they had never been! During the drive, most of the youth fell asleep and didn’t wake up until we were in the mountains. Can you you imagine?! Falling asleep in nothing more than rolling hills and waking up in the midst of giant swaths of land stretching towards the sky having never......