Lift Up Your Eyes to the Mountains


Sitting in a lovely cabin nestled in the North Georgia mountains near Blue Ridge reminds me of one of my favorite bible passages: “I will lift up my eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help.”

I look out across the mountain and see higher ones in the distance, snuggled in the mist of morning, colors performing a rainbow of brilliance, soft rain falling from the sky, and the occasional music of birdsong. The light wind whistles through the trees creating a flurry of falling leaves. The breeze is brisk enough to blow raindrops on my face and on my iPad, so I head back into the cozy cabin.

The setting is breathtaking. The company is my closest family. And all is well. I am grateful for it all. Mostly I am grateful that God is near me and is forever my help.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. (Psalm 121 KJV)

Thanks be to God.

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