Devotion: “And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God., having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.” Revelation 21:10-11
On Saturday, our dear friends, Michele and Tom Dodds invited us to come to Green Mountain in Catawba County, NC. We decided to take a hike up to Mile High Lake. While scaling an area about 15 feet high; we actually had to pull ourselves up, grabbing onto small trees on our left. I was mortified to look over the huge ravine to our right.
When I think of hiking; I think of gently sloping paths leading to a gorgeous waterfalls or view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Although nothing like many of you have hiked; it was a challenge for me. I am deathly afraid of heights; however, my friend Michele said, “You can do this.” You know what? I did it. I am glad I did.
We saw lots of gold, glittering in the sunlight. Known as “fool’s gold”; mica gleamed, all along our deeply creviced foot path.
Only a month ago; during a horrific rainstorm, the MIle High Lake had voraciously spilled its waters down the mountain, carving out these deep crevices under our feet. The rushing waters of this now beautiful, calm lake, destroyed several campers and cars in the park’s resort.
Surrounding this small body of water; were gorgeous bushes full of mountain flowers. To our left and right inside the edge of the water, grew bright pink water lilies. What beauties to behold! We were in awe of the surrounding beauty.
John experienced the glory and awe of God when the Spirit carried him away to a great and high mountain. One day we will be carried away by our Bridegroom to our heavenly city. For those of us who are afraid of heights; there will be no more fear, when we take the heavenly flight to our eternal home.
Lord Jesus, thank You for the beauty of the earth. You created the mountains and the hills for us to enjoy. You did that for Your good pleasure. I bless Your Holy Name. May I enjoy all You created, until I am forever in my heavenly home. In Jesus Name. Amen