When Mountains Shake


When you see the Rocky Mountains for the first time, prepare to be blown away. Their beauty, diversity, and majesty are unmatched.

One of the most beautiful drives we have ever taken is the San Juan Skyway, in Southwest Colorado, which meanders 233 miles throughout the heart of the gorgeous San Juan Mountains. This All-American Road takes you through great, historic mountain towns like Durango, Silverton, Ouray, and Telluride. Riding through these mountains is a humbling experience and brings to mind the power and glory of God.

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10.

As solid and enduring as the Rocky Mountains are, they won’t last forever. They will pass away. Although everything in life, as enduring and dependable as it may seem, might fall apart, God’s love for us remains unshakable.

Though even the most solid foundations we have come to depend upon may be removed from our lives, God’s peace continues for those who trust Him. His love endures through all the heartache and heartbreak. His mercy and grace fall upon us in spite of our sinfulness. His hope and promise break through the most painful of circumstances.

Throughout all of my life, in good times and bad, God has been with me, never leaving nor forsaking me. People may disappoint us and break our hearts, even the most beloved and dependable people. Circumstances are like the waves of the sea – sometimes taking us up and sometimes crashing down on us. Money comes and money goes. Relationships begin and they end.

But God’s love and peace last forever, even during the times we don’t even sense Him. May we be constantly mindful of our faithful Heavenly Father.

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