“CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN” 11/08/2021 Written by Kathy Boecher for “atimetoshare”

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Psalm 121 Inspirational Images

                                 

Written by Kathy Boecher for “atimetoshare” @   http://atimetoshare.me

 

Original post @ https://atimetoshare.me/2021/11/01/climb-every-mountain/

 

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

Posted on November 1, 2021 by atimetoshare.me

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©

 

 

  Our morning devotion had to do with Psalm 121:1-2

 

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
  My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.”

 

After a night of neighborhood noise and Halloween haunting, we finally went to sleep, to awake to an ambulance approaching the door of our neighbor who just returned from the hospital two days ago.  Immediately after reading the words to this Psalm, we looked out our window and saw a red sun rising on the horizon, creating a silhouette of black trees against a crimson sky.  Tears began to flow as I thought about the mountains we continue to climb even at our age.  

 

I found the above painting by my husband, Paul Boecher and some poetry to add to it for today’s post.  It seems there is a constant range of mountains ahead of us, even as we come to the end of our days.  We’re struggling with old age issues, unable to manage things we used to take for granted – trying to stifle the creative juices and take it easy – losing ourselves in memories of what used to be and will not be again. Sitting on the precipice of 80 is much like standing on a tightrope and hoping you can maintain yourself through the journey ahead.  You’d think the mountain climbing would be over now, but it isn’t.  True comfort and peace is not to be attained upon this earth.  It’s guaranteed us when we pass from terra firma, but in the meantime, we continue to climb with each dying breath.

Clinging tightly to the lifeline that has sustained us through the years, we look to the Word of God.  We know this life is only temporary and it soon will pass.  Eventually the gates of heaven will open wide and we’ll be ushered into perfection.  Until then, we continue to climb towards that goal.

 

TRUE PEACE BY KATHY BOECHER

 

We search in vain for a place empty of confusion,

All the trappings of the world bring no relief,

The noise of life overtakes us.

We run to the mountains for serenity,

We hide in the meadow near a quiet stream,

We sail away from the pack to be alone,

But the sound of a jackhammer penetrates the silence,

The voices of anger rage around us,

 

 

The tempest of fear stirs within us,

True peace can only be obtained in the Son of God,

The Prince of Peace.

We search in vain for a place empty of confusion,

All the trappings of the world bring no relief,

The noise of life overtakes us.

We run to the mountains for serenity,

We hide in the meadow near a quiet stream,

We steal away from the pack to be alone,

But the sound of a jackhammer penetrates the silence,

The voices of anger rage around us,

The tempest of fear stirs within us,

True peace can only be obtained in the Son of God,

The Prince of Peace.

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P.S. (from bruce)  When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !!  If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com

 

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

 

You say you are a “born again” believer…  BUT is your soul ON FIRE for the Lord ??  If not, open this link – https://godsmanforever.com/2020/08/01/are-you-a-christian-in-gods-eyes-and-on-fire-for-the-lord-or-not/

 

Picture credit: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1SQJL_enUS832US832&sxsrf=AOaemvJPCXvIro3RfnZUDWUhibwAB5w6FQ:1636379020084&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=image+psalm+121:1-2&fir=JP9fckub6kXbUM%252CnRRSWSh0ptZA7M%252C_%253BpYJ0TEdCMPundM%252CPGJRMMfR0rd5NM%252C_%253B7iaxUrZM5DwMBM%252CVn7xKUM9v05aJM%252C_%253BDWf9XlanmBM_jM%252CAb12fO-ahDodYM%252C_%253BvkoFen55yWkNIM%252ChyWjbPodebem4M%252C_%253BUYa1CcnHiy-nZM%252CX-zDmhleyklOYM%252C_%253BgJ9cgV_0Lh-s9M%252C99NYPSr6n1MbRM%252C_%253BAyWohvr_FkpGFM%252CpIFk_5HPTBwcrM%252C_%253BATixbqZBno6JmM%252CW6XENok6Lcs6YM%252C_%253BQo-qKi6wQ8SE0M%252C-5RJqK5ysXasOM%252C_%253BXXI1CmbUMDM_nM%252CB2ZOx0lvSP1JMM%252C_%253BOjr9Nm9xlT48QM%252CopfSg9pmCQKicM%252C_%253BiZQ_Y9oyUCI95M%252CTMcLBE83xxrO7M%252C_%253B7hW_3eU3VRng5M%252Czy4EILssJgJXIM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kQIIEjwwGoVGBm_R-WEH8VGudHmDg&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj-0Nbx8oj0AhVYoXIEHWj2AZgQ7Al6BAgGEEU&biw=1238&bih=872&dpr=1#imgrc=7hW_3eU3VRng5M

About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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