Mountain reflections: what do you mirror?



Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable, excellent and praiseworthy think on THESE things.  Philippians 4:8

People have commented that I am always smiling.  Always happy.  The last time was just last week.  I responded it was because I loved Jesus and Jesus is in my heart.  Sometimes He’s really deep down inside my heart meaning I don’t always reflect my joy but He’s always there.  Why don’t I always reflect my joy?  I think I wobble a bit and lose my moorings when I lose sight of the good God has poured into my life and cease to be grateful.  There are plenty of things in the news that are alarming, distressing, infuriating, dismaying.  But God says don’t be preoccupied with those things that strike your heart with fear and rage.  God is bigger than your worst fears.  He says don’t be afraid.  Cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you.

Consider the flowers of the field


Consider the flowers of the field

We feel, at times, small, insignificant, unworthy. But Jesus dispels the myth of a distant relationship to God. In the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus says God’s care and concern raises us above nature (the flowers of the field) and animals (the birds of the air) and declares He cares enough to even number the very hairs on your head! God invites us to come to Him with all our needs and worries. I Peter 5:7 says “Cast all your cares upon Him because He cares for you.” Jeremiah 33:3 says “Call unto me and I will answer thee and show you great and mighty things!” Seek. Ask. Knock.