Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place?
Such a long time in coming! My husband, Danny, and I have been literally counting down the days until we can once again return to the mountains we love and reconnect with God and one another.
We try to stay in different cabins each time we visit the Nantahala Mountains of North Carolina, and we are fortunate to book a new one dubbed Eagle's Nest Hideaway. Judging by the photos accompanying the cabin's advertisement, our accommodations should prove nothing less than luxurious and our views, incomparable. Here are some photos of past vistas we have been graciously invited to view.
For both of us, there is something indescribably holy about these ancient, towering mounds of rock that lift us closer to the heavens. I've read where geologists believe these now tree-covered domes once rose higher than today's Himalayan peaks. It is an idea hard to fathom in the short-sight of human vision, but a most welcomed reminder that with God, nothing is impossible.
God's majestic mountains help me remember that it is a gift to ascend, to stand beside Him. They inspire me to sing and praise Him for His glory and His gifts that wrap us in His loving arms. He assures me that my mountaintop experiences will make the valleys of my life both endurable and doable.
So may this time of ascending the mountain, both for Danny an me, be blessed. May we realize with every breath that we stand in a sacred place.
Feet firmly planted on Holy Ground.
Where do you find your feet planted on God's Holy Ground?
Prayer: Father, we are not worthy to climb the mountains nor stand in Your holy presence. Yet You have paved the way through Your Son, Christ Jesus, to make a path for us, that we might ascend into the holiest of places and know we are welcome. To know we are loved infinitely by You. May we honor Your love for us each day by showing love to others. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.
Meditations of My Heart will be on hiatus next week. The mountains beckon, and I'm longing for that special time to reconnect with Danny and with the God we love. I will be keeping all social media to a minimum from Monday, April 4th, until Saturday, April 9th. If I miss a birthday, a blog, or a blessing in the interim, don't take it personally. Know my prayers and heart are with you!