Words from the Heart for Thursday July 4th, 2019
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)
My Help Comes from the Lord
One of Canada’s most remote national parks is Torngat Mountains National Park in northern Labrador. The park takes its name from the Inuktitut word Tongait, meaning place of spirits. It is 9,700 square kilometres of spectacular wilderness stretching north from Saglek Fjord to the northern tip of Labrador, and westward from the Atlantic seacoast to the Québec border. It’s a land of mountains and polar bears, small glaciers, and caribou, where the Inuit hunt, fish, and travel, just as their predecessors did for thousands of years. Getting to the park requires careful planning, registration with park officials, and the right equipment.
Mountains are some of the most impressive things in God’s creation. They are stunningly beautiful and they take your breath away with their majesty. Drive along the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper Alberta and there will be a wow around every corner. At the top corner of Israel, partly in Israel and partly in Syria, is Mount Hermon. It is a beautiful mountain that has snow on it most Januaries. As David looked at the majesty of this mountain, he declared in Psalm 121:1-2: “I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” It isn’t surprising that as David looked to the majesty of the mountain his thoughts were brought to the God who created it. It would take a majestic, powerful God to create something to majestic and massive. A God whom he could call on for help when he needed to. The God who was powerful enough to create a mountain is powerful enough to come to your aid, too.
These have been words from the heart.