They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
4 Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.
Public Domain KJV text from Wordproject.org
Mountains always beckon me. I love the hills where we live. They are often covered in lush green trees and laced with wisps of clouds fitting their Smoky Mountain name. No matter the size or landscape, when I see a mountain I have an urge to climb it. It’s the enormity and the majesty that beckons me to become a small part of it. On a mountain, I sense a deeper connectedness with my Creator.
There is no mountain in the world that has given me more sense of completeness than Mount Zion and the hills that surround Jerusalem. In that place in Israel, I had a sense of the enormity of God’s plan for His people and a renewed confirmation that He surrounds and protects His people forever. When I put my trust in Him, I can be assured of that protection.
A human heart can be shaken. My own ability to trust is weak at best. But my God cannot be shaken. He endures forever and ever. Amen.
Wife, Mother, Nurse
Littleton, Colorado USA