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Topic: Mountains (09/20/04)
TITLE: MY MOUNTAIN, YOUR HILL
By Charles Lee
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As I grew accustomed to the “hills” and got into better physical shape, I was able to take my place with the elite who got to poke fun at others who mistook hills for mountains. I also took the time to see an actual mountain.
Looking out over the world from the top of one of these mountains, I couldn’t help but wonder what God thought of these magnificent rock piles. So I went back to creation. From the making of the heavens and the earth, the hanging of the sun and moon and stars, and the speaking into existence all the animals, when God got through, He looked at it and said it was good. Good? Well, at the end He said very good. Not breathtaking, not mind-boggling, or any other adjective that would exclaim in a loud voice how amazing this world is: …just good.
It makes me wonder just how, um, good, heaven must be. I’m sure its grandeur would truly suck all the oxygen from the brain cells that I possess.
As my daughter came to me with her mountain of a problem the other day: something to do with school so mom had to handle it, I considered how my mountain problems must look in the eyes of God. Flatter than the Delta region no doubt.
Over the years, I’ve learned somewhat how to turn these mountain problems over to the creator of mountains. Undoubtedly, as I do with my children, He compassionately helps me see that there is no mountain to tall, that with His help, I cannot climb and get over. Many times, though, I just lay there gasping for breath and questioning, “You sure this isn’t a mountain?”