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Topic: Mountains (09/20/04)
TITLE: Conquer of Mountains
By mary wolf
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A mountain is to some a huge rock to climb. It could be a majestic symbol of an unconquerable struggle. Perhaps, just a thing of beauty. When I picture a mountain whether it is tangible or figuratively. I hear it cry out as symbolic of God.
When the children were small, my daughter had an allegery to milk. However, much to our surprise, she could drink goat milk. So until she was nine months old her grandfather would milk a goat and bring her the milk.
My Husband was military and when he received orders to move to AZ. Our first question was, “Where would we ever find goats milk there?
Now please understand, she could not drink soymilk, cow milk or even canned goat milk.
She would get eczema. She would become one oozing weepy sore.
After a lot of worry, confession for that sin and just plain prayer I surrendered. OK God you know all of this so let’s go to Arizona,
We moved to the desert, Yuma Arizona.
Settling into our house on Wednesday, Thursday morning my neighbor knocked at my door.
Introducing herself, she then asks if we would like to go with she and her children to visit the Goat lady who lived at the base of the mountain.
You can imagation my supprise. I ask her what she was talking about and she explained.
An elderly lady was homesteading the land. She had been was told by the government that the lade she and her husband had claimed many years ago must be inhabited She would have to live on the land or loose it. She built a home there and raised goats.
My neighbor went on to tell us how the children really looked forward to playing with the baby kids and that she bought fresh milk from her. They would go every Thursday and she thought my children would enjoy the trip.
When I told her about my daughter, and how God was using her to answer prayer, she just laughed and explained she had to go , but we were welcome ride with them, changing the subject.
Week after week we went to see the goat lady.
One day while riding my neighbor ask me a couple of questions about God.
Questions like; does he really answer prayer?
Does he take our personal problems seriously?
Can we really matter that much to him?
Praise God I could gladly answer yes to all of them
The greatest discovery we had about mountains was not that God can overcome for you but that He could use you to meet someone else’s.
My neighbor met our wonderful Lord and saviour that year.
Now we will be neighbors forever.
Even Caleb in his old age stated he wanted the mountain God had given him.