Mountain Climbing

Genesis 22:13-14 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ramcaught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

mountain_climbingMountain climbing: something that I’m not all that good at.  Well, actually, I haven’t tried it, but the thought of it isn’t appealing to me.  All I can think of is high altitudes, sore muscles, and steep cliffs.  Danger!  Climbing the mountain is hard work.  Climbing the mountain without all the supplies is even harder.  Imagine going on a multi-day mountain trek with no food or no tent or the wrong shoes.  Imagine climbing the mountain with no water. I am getting thirsty just thinking about it.

Abraham climbed a mountain.  He climbed a mountain to offer a sacrifice, but had no sacrifice.  He was willing to give his son to the Lord as a sacrifice, although God had another plan the whole time.  He found Abraham to be faithful and provided a ram.  Abraham didn’t know that, however; he just climbed the mountain in faith.  He knew that somehow, someway, God would be faithful.  Provision was at the top of the mountain.

We have mountains to climb, too.  We get ourselves all packed up and ready to go, but God says to leave the providing up to Him.  So off we go without water, only to find a spring at the top of the mountain.  This is the faithfulness of God.  He will provide.  It says in Genesis 22:14, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”  So if it is provision you seek, climb the mountain of the Lord.  Go on a hike toward His presence.  Spend time climbing to the highest heights with Him.  On His mountain, it will be provided.  Now set out toward Him and find all that you need.

*Need provision today? Keep on climbing toward your God… He will provide!

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