Have you ever gone up onto a mountain? Have you gone up to spend time worshiping God? Do you feel as though you are going up when you praise, sing to, and pray to God?
We sometimes talk of having a “mountain top experience.” We usually mean we felt extremely good, happy, or joyous. Something wonderful has happened or we have achieved a great achievement.
I can remember going up the mountain and worshiping many years ago. Several people from our church would hike up Old Rag, which was a small mountain in the Shenandoah Valley. We carried our lunches in backpacks along with Bibles and copies of hymns.
While on the mountain, we would eat lunch, sing some hymns, and hear a short devotional message. We always did this in October to see the wonderful colors of fall. We often saw eagles flying below us! We were reminded of God’s beautiful creation and his awesome power.
There will be one mountain top experience like no other. That mountain top experience will be the day we meet the Lord face-to-face and know we will never leave his sight again.
Isaiah prophecies of both the coming of Jesus in the flesh and of God’s final restoration of his creation. Jesus takes the first step of restoration when He comes to earth. God will take the final step at the time he has set.
I pray we all seek to go up the mountain to God. I pray we experience a mountain top experience in this life. I pray each of us will seek God with our hearts to prepare us for his final victory. Experience the mountain top. Look forward to going to God’s mountain top. Look forward to seeing him face-to-face. Know that God will restore you.
Isaiah 2:2 In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.