Archive for November, 2010

4 In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.

Over the last six months I have seen some of the most Amazing sights. I’ve climbed four mountains:  Blue Mountain, Owl’s Head Mountain, Panther Mountain, and Coney Mountain. Now none of these are considered part of the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks. But as I’ve climbed each of these mountains and looked out over their view from the top I can’t help but be inspired. We are living in God’s Country. As a good friend once commented, “We get the privilege of living here”. He is so right, living in God’s Country is not only a privilege but an honor. When you stop and admire the view from the top, the world below seems so small. The problems melt away and a reality hits; the world is much bigger than me or my personal issues.

Pondering the bigger picture, I imagined what God must have seen from his View from the Top. How he saw a world in chaos; famine, drugs, war, politics, corruption, sin, a world lost without hope. How from his View from the Top, he chose to do something rather than simply dismiss the world as a lost cause. How he saw the value of each persons life; willing to help battle issues and problems, contribute to a persons dream and desires of the heart, even bringing freedom, grace, love, and victory at the cost of his own life. I imagine His heart broke for you and me, his heart broke for the world.

Scripture tells us that God chose to get his hands dirty. “16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”- John 3:16-18

From God’s View, he saw that we needed a Savior. He saw the trouble, the pain, the dissatisfaction life brought us and gave us an option for something else.  Jesus got his hands dirty, touched dirty lives, and turned the world upside down. He  joined in our pain, sorrow, and distress. With him, he brought grace, hope, and love off the mountain and laid it in our hands. God sent his son, JESUS CHRIST, down off the mountain to turn our eyes back to him. We are certainly blessed to live in God’s Country.


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