View Over Unending Mountains
Fill my Heart and Soul!
We took advantage of a long Labor Day Weekend to spend time together as a family — all eleven of us! It was awesome waking up each morning to the sun rising over the Smokey Mountains. There wasn't another house in sight as we were awed by the view God created just for us to enjoy!
"Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."
— Psalm 47:10 —
Sunday morning, I went out on the screened porch. Overwhelming feelings of His power and majesty engulfed me as I stared out at the expanse of these overwhelming mountain ranges.
As I read in His word, I found this verse and devotional in Psalms. When a specific verse, or even a page touches my soul as it did this day, I get out my Bible markers and pens just to make sure to remember this day always! Later, as I flip through, memories of joy and content come flooding back into my life – memories of family and of our special time together. I remember that God reached into my soul and spoke to me – just as if He were sitting right beside me on that porch.
"Here the soul may learn something of what rest is, as day after day one opens one's heart to let the sweet influence of nature's sabbath enter and reign. There is but a faint type of what we may find in Christ.
In the pressure of the greatest responsibilities, in the worry of the smallest cares, in the perplexities of life's moments of crises, we may have rest in the security of God's will. Learn to live in this rest. In the calmness of spirit it will give your sould will reflect, as in a mirror, the beauty of the Lord; and the tumult of men's lives will be calmed in your presence, as your tumults have been calmed in His presence." — Hannah Whitall Smith —