Psalms 87: His foundation [is] in the holy mountains.(KJV)
Not long ago our family went away for the weekend. We went to a very popular area where many tourists go, and I was eager to finally get away for a weekend, away from laundry, cooking, and housework!
In this particular area, there is an active volcano. The volcano is famous for spewing its lava in the evening, causing a show after dark. During the day you can frequently hear the rumbling, and if you have your binoculars you can even see the boulders coming out of the near perfect cone.
My husband picked out a nice hotel with a wonderful view of the volcano, and our family was eager to see the fireworks display of the lava. After we checked in, we inspected our hotel room, marveled at the awesome view from the balcony, went out for dinner and came back to our hotel, ready to view the volcanic show.
Nothing. The volcano was quiet, not a rumble was to be heard, nor was there any lava flowing out. We sat on the balcony for a while, expecting to see or hear something, but nothing. Being tired from the drive and the day's activities, we turned in for the evening.
The next day was a beautiful warm day, and the volcano was visible most of the time, except for the occasional clouds that would hover over and hide it. Then you could not even see the majestic mountain, completely hidden. The clouds would come in, and if you did not see where the volcano was before the clouds came in, it would be lost to you!
After the day's activities, we once again sat out on our balcony, eagerly awaiting the lava show. Nothing. "Lord," I cried out, "I want to see what all the fuss is about, I want to see this spectacular show that so many people from all over the world come to view, and here we are, and nothing! "
The next day was check-out, and after breakfast we did our final activity, and headed back to the hotel room to pack and leave. I sat on the balcony one last time, enjoying the clear view of the volcano once again. This time I began to look at the volcano from the tip of the cone, and my eyes followed the mountain down to its base. My eyes were then fixed on its base, and I did not realize how large, strong and firm it was.
I then began to meditate on what the inside of the volcano would look like. I began to see pictures of lava bubbling, of temperatures so hot that would be incomprehensible to the human flesh. I suddenly realized why this so very active volcano, with it's constant rumblings and lava flow, was all of a sudden quiet for our weekend get away.
Many of God's people look to the top, but the Lord is doing a new work, hidden in the base of the mountain. Many are still hidden, not seen, and even as the clouds came and hid the mountain from view, the Lord does the same to protect his people. Just like the base of the volcano is large in size, so are his people that He is gathering and training to do His work for these end times. But when the time comes, there will be a lava flow so great that many will watch and marvel at the work that the Lord has done in secret.
You see, I was looking at the "top" of the cone, wanting and expecting a show. It did not occur to me to take one look at the foundation, the base of the mountain, the foundation that holds everything together. One look at this base, and you can see the strength this volcano has. That is how it will be in these end times. Our base, our foundation, our hearts will be so strong, and nothing will be able to stand against what the Lord has planned for each and every one of us.
So if you are one that is inside this mountain, know that your time will soon come when you will release your "lava" and be a surprise to all of those around you. Your time will come for that eruption and this eruption will cause great havoc in the kingdom of darkness, but for that eruption to take place, the foundation in your heart must be sturdy, ready, and strong.
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Yvette, you write in such an easy to read style and the content of this article is captivating from start to finish. Indeed, the last paragraph had me holding my breath! May we all be found with strong and faithful hearts, waiting for that final great commission! Thank you!