The mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. John 3:16
Majestic Mountain | Northern California | July 2018
I remember being very excited as a young man as we headed out on a family vacation to Colorado. I had never seen mountains before, and I was anxiously looking forward to the experience. I truly had no idea what to expect – which became crystal clear to me the moment I actually saw the Rocky Mountains! It was an awesome sight, and once I saw them I was certain that I had seen real mountains.
The prophet Isaiah speaks for God declaring that mountains and hills don’t last forever. Whether that’s true because of a cataclysmic earthquake, volcano eruption, or by the realities of 5000 years of erosion, mountains and hills are not eternal.
Perhaps we need to take that to heart. Whether it’s catastrophic flooding, the ravages of a tornado, or the epic power of a hurricane, our hold on life is tenuous. Investing only in worldly things fails to account for their fleeting nature.
God’s word, his steadfast love, and God’s covenant of peace are eternal. They offer a security that surpasses the worst natural disasters, the gravest personal calamities, and the most horrifying dangers of this life.
God’s steadfast love will never waver from us. It is the steady in every stormy gale. His promise of peace is more certain than the highest mountain or the most beautiful hills. His compassion and the gift of his Son is eternal.
Next time you see a beautiful mountain range or a grand mountain, remember the even more grand and beautiful promise of God for eternal life and salvation through faith in his Son.