The Mountains Will Bring Peace

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I sometimes post on a cancer forum, and I thought it would be of interest for some if I posted it here too.

I have very fond memories of my late Grandmother and I wandering these beautiful mountains of Alberta when I was younger. No matter how steep the climb, we always chattered away a mile a minute. That was truly the only real Light I had at that time in my life. When I stood here today to take this picture, the following text came to mind:

The mountains will bring news of peace to the people, and the hills will announce justice. (Psalms 72:3, N.E.T.)

mountains bring peace

mountains bring peace

I won’t bore anyone here with all of the semantics and theology of this verse; except to say that when I first started looking into it, I was surprised at all of the “scholars” and theologians who tended to argue away about this beautiful text. “It means this.” “No, it means that.” I am sure you get the picture – well, maybe thats why I included this picture with this post. To make sure.

I was the one who personally stood on this spot earlier today and took this picture. I only know what it meant to me, so thats what this post is about.

All I can tell people now, is that when I saw this beautiful sight today; the first thought that hit me was “whoever made this has such power, majesty, beauty, etc and considering the size of this mountain; I wondered if maybe that wasn’t at least a part of the message in this text? Surely, most can see by this picture; that “God” (whatever that is to you) is bigger than us; and if He is bigger than us; if He is in us, then why wouldn’t He show through?

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Perhaps, it was in contemplation of this fact that the prophet Isaiah also said:

How delightful it is to see approaching over the mountains the feet of a messenger who announces peace, a messenger who brings good news, who announces deliverance, who says to [people today], “Your God reigns!” (Isa 52:7, NET)

Cancer may be that “mountain” for many of us, including the caregivers, but, from my personal experience, there is “something” bigger than us, that will always find a way to shine through. Today, my wife had a bad day while I was out standing before this majestic mountain; but when I got home, she lit right up in relief and just so happy I was back home safe to be with her. Could this be something bigger than me, showing through? The “mountain” of cancer, seems to give way to the Light within, as we let it shine, as in a sure place, and on such solid footings as this mountain, for others who are suffering or in want.

Perhaps, this is a part of my own, personal message, as I keep saying:

“there is always a little Light?” (Micah 7:8)

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