Four views of the same mountain, the same rock!
On a recent trip to Canada, our resort window offered a beautiful view of a majestic mountain top–a huge rock face sculpted by the forces of erosion.
As we watched this spectacular mountain during the four days of our stay, we were amazed by its many moods, and the changeable nature of the view. Sometimes the irregularities on the mountain face were illuminated. Or a passing rain storm hid the irregularities. Sometimes blue sky topped the view. At other times clouds obscured the sky and mountain top. In early morning the light gave a pinkish glow to the scene. Later in the day the rock took on a somber, grey tone.
Meditating on this, I was struck with the thought that the view of this mountain is much like my faith as I travel through life. When, years ago, I began this walk with Christ, a beautiful glow fell on my Christian experience. On good days, my view of the Rock of my salvation was detailed and sharp. At other times, the struggles of life partially obscured my view of my Rock. However, my Rock, Himself, did not change. During the trials and testings that I experienced, He was always there, and He remained the same. It was only my view of Him that changed.
That is so like our Jesus–the same yesterday, today, and forever. Immovable like a mountain, He is always there for you and for me!
“The Rock his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity just and upright is He.” Deuteronomy 32:4
“There is no Rock like our God.” I Samuel 2:2b
He said “The Lord is my Rock and my fortress and my deliver, my God, my Rock, in whom I take refuge.” 2 Samuel 22:2,3; Psalm 18:2
“For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a Rock, except our God?” 2 Samuel 22:32
The Lord lives, and blessed be my Rock, and exalted be my God, the Rock of my salvation. 2 Samuel 23:3
“…the Rock was CHRIST.” I Corinthians 10:4