Amos 4:13 For behold, He who forms mountains, And creates the wind, Who declares to man what his thought is, And makes the morning darkness, Who treads the high places of the earth— The Lord God of hosts is His name. (NKJV)
Last week, my wife and I were blessed to spend the entire week in the Teton National Park. Special thanks go to our gracious friends, D & T for the wonderful gift we enjoyed. Without their loving generosity, we would probably have never been able to experience such a trip. It was our first week-long vacation ever, and it could not have possibly been more beautiful!
I took over a thousand photos while I was there, and only ran out time, not things to photograph. I took about a dozen photos of the Teton range from across the Snake River, stitched them together electronically and color corrected them to get the panorama you see below.
Today’s devotional is a bit out of the ordinary. I want you to enjoy the jaw-dropping beauty of the Teton peaks while meditating on some wonderful verses in Scripture (NKJV, emphasis mine) that speak of mountains. Here is a link to a larger version of the panorama, which in turn will be linked to even a much larger version for those of you who want to see more detail (take a look, you won’t be disappointed!):
Amos 4:13 For behold, He who forms mountains, And creates the wind, Who declares to man what his thought is, And makes the morning darkness, Who treads the high places of the earth— The Lord God of hosts is His name.
Psalm 65:6-8 Who established the mountains by His strength, Being clothed with power; You who still the noise of the seas, The noise of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples. They also who dwell in the farthest parts are afraid of Your signs; You make the outgoings of the morning and evening rejoice.
Isaiah 40:12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, Measured heaven with a span And calculated the dust of the earth in a measure? Weighed the mountains in scales And the hills in a balance?
Psalm 104:32-34 He looks on the earth, and it trembles; He touches the hills, and they smoke. I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the Lord.
Nahum 1:5 The mountains quake before Him, The hills melt, And the earth heaves at His presence, Yes, the world and all who dwell in it.
Habakkuk 3:10 The mountains saw You and trembled; The overflowing of the water passed by. The deep uttered its voice, And lifted its hands on high.
Job 9:5-8 He removes the mountains, and they do not know When He overturns them in His anger; He shakes the earth out of its place, And its pillars tremble; He commands the sun, and it does not rise; He seals off the stars; He alone spreads out the heavens, And treads on the waves of the sea;
Matthew 17:20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Creator, Help us to see You in Your creation. In Jesus name, Amen.
Contemplation: Do the rocks and hills cry out to you that there is a God? How long can you go seeing the creation everyday without it pointing you to the Creator?
Application: Slow down. Stop and look around. Evidence, testimony and proof of the living God is all around you. Are you seeing it? Are you looking?
James 1:22 – But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (NKJV)
- What is the most obvious Bible truth you have learned today?
- What change in your life needs to be made concerning this truth?
- What specific thing will you do today to begin that change?