If you have been around this blog (or my instagram) for even a minute you know that my favorite place on earth is upstate New York (specifically Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Region). My brother once said, "it is written in your soul" and I couldn't think of a better description of my love for this area of the world that the Lord created.
Since I became ill I think I have fallen even more in love with it (if that is possible). The majestic beauty that shouts on sunny days as well as cloudy days to my heart sings of God's majestic power, His creativeness, and His love.
While I have hiked a few of the Adirondack mountains I am in no way a "46er", although I would love to be someday! In the meantime I will marvel at the beauty that I see. *smiles*
In early January when we were in upstate NY my mom asked me if I felt well enough to take a trip to drive through the mountains. I was anxious to get out of the house and felt well enough to ride in the car. It was beautiful. We drove several hours to a region that I hadn't been to before- the Hurricane Chapter and as I mentioned on instagram, I fell even more in love with this area of the world.
As I look at these mountains I am reminded of beautiful scripture promises that speak of God's love and protection for His people. For me, every time I see this area of the world I am not drawn to beauty for just the beauty, but I am drawn closer to the heart of God as I remember His promises.
"As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever."
"Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God."
"For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My loving-kindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken," Says the LORD who has compassion on you."
Aren't those verses so powerful as they speak to the Lord's precious love? I hope that today as you read this and look at these pictures you are reminded how precious you are to God and that no matter the circumstances, He is surrounding us. His peace will not be shaken or removed!
Happy Monday friends!