Mountains in the Sun


Today when I came out to the porch the sun was shining and those mountains that were hidden by the clouds yesterday were clearly visible today.

I was struck at how something so big could be so hidden. And yet I could not deny it.

The lesson I have been learning in this is that God can hide very big things. There are days like yesterday when I attempt to look over the bow of His Providence and it looks like we are lost on a murky sea with no land in sight. Other times—and let’s be honest, most of the time it is in 20/20 hindsight (which I suppose to keep the analogy going could be said looking aft)—we see that we were not far from land at all, and we wonder how it snuck up on us.

I would very much like to know why God likes to keep some things so close to the vest. There are a number of things I would love to know the reason for, the necessity for, the lesson of, the point of…but I suppose it is more important to know that He can—and does—hide things from us. Sometimes like the mountains here on the lake, what He hid yesterday He reveals today. Other mountains He keeps hidden for much longer periods, until we come to the time that it will do the most good for our souls.

Has God answered my questions about what is coming next for me? No. But seeing the mountains this morning carries the hope (not a “I wish” kind of hope, but a hope based in something certain) that when it is right for me, He will. And when He does I will marvel at how He was able to keep me from seeing it, once again proving that I am not enough…but that in Jesus, through Jesus, because of Jesus, I will always have enough.

4 thoughts on “Mountains in the Sun

  1. Brilliant! Reposted! Tweeted. “…what He hid yesterday He reveals today. Other mountains He keeps hidden for much longer periods, until we come to the time that it will do the most good for our souls.” Thank you. This is so encouraging in dealing with painful situations.

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