A Storm is Coming
Nearly every morning, I wake up and go to our living room to watch the sunrise on Pikes Peak. It is a huge mountain that seems to tower above all of the others on the southern horizon of the Front Range. Nearly every day, I am treated to an amazing show of colors from pink to orange and blue as the sun ascends on another day. There is also snow on the mountain, even though the city out the window is still gleaming in the array of yellow, red, brown and green of fall colors. But there is a storm coming. The news is reporting that a large storm front is coming tonight with predicted blizzard conditions. Roads may close; schools may be closed, and the wind may be blowing the snow sideways-havoc for the rush hour commute and freezing cold temperatures. It’s hard to image that scene right now as the sun is just starting to reflect a spectrum of orange and red off the mighty mountain.
I am reminded of this passage from the prophet Isaiah:
“Now it will come about that In the last days the mountain of the house of the LORD will be established as the chief of the mountains, and will be raised above the hills; and all the nations will stream to it. And many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways, And that we may walk in His paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.…”
Looking at Pikes Peak reminds me that when the storm comes and all chaos breaks out, the mountain will still be there. In fact when the snows fall it will even be more majestic as it rises above the clouds in pure white splendor. The mountain of the Lord will one day shine above the storms of strife and rage. Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord!
Stay blessed (and warm)!