Memoirs of Mountains, in Light of Psalm 148
Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps; fire, and hail; snow, and vapors; stormy wind fulfilling His word; mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars; beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl; kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth; both young men, and maidens; old men, and children. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is excellent; His glory is above the earth and heaven. (Psalm 148:7-13)
All of creation honors the Lord, one way or another, yet we humans can honor Him consciously and voluntarily and gladly. And we can appreciate His glorious Creatorship – including the majesty and splendor of mountain ranges (such as the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado) as we honor Him! For many summers, throughout the past couple decades, my family has gone to the Sangre de Cristo range, outside of Westcliffe, for a mix of recreation and revival. Even now I can remember those good times as I reflect on how wonderful God is.
THANKS FOR THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, GOD!
(REMEMBERING TIMES IN COLORADO’S SANGRE DE CRISTO RANGE)
The Rocky Mountains are fun to hike,
Or ride a horse, or maybe bike;
What a landscape! Oh, what views!
To hike’s a joy – like good news!
The Rocky Mountains, I surely like.
(See also my poetic record of adventures hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire — posted at https://rockdoveblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/alpine-trek-along-the-appalachian-trail/ — summarizing a weekend along the Appalachian Trail.)