Mountaintop Experience


He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals his thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth– the LORD God Almighty is his name. Amos 4:13

A mountaintop experience. What exactly does that mean? I discovered a glimpse of it on a recent vacation to Alaska.

It’s God speaking through the beauty of nature, unexpected encounters and leading to paths less taken.

It’s the secrets that each petal of a rose tells as it opens. It’s the sweet scent of fir trees as you traverse in the middle of the forest. It’s a lake painted with lily pads where dragonflies dance. It’s a mountaintop that shines like silver as the sun touches its peak. It’s the writer who tries to describe what she sees and feels, but mere words cannot express what her eyes behold and her heart feels.

Have you ever had a mountaintop encounter—one that overwhelms you with God’s nearness? I pray that each of you experiences this flow of joy and peace that surpasses any other human experience. God’s presence is all around us. And the real beauty of it is—you don’t have to be on a mountaintop to be astounded by God’s grace and mercy.


  1. Outstanding message!! I too see God’s work in His beautiful creation!!! From a sunrise at the beach, the fall foilage in full display or a mountain top with a view that takes your breath away! Your photo speaks volumes as well! Be still and know that I am God! Please share more about your Alaskan visit!! Thank you for bringing beautiful pictures to mind with your words!


  2. I was so elevated by your clear and precise reflections what I found to be miraculous. Your Alaskan moment instantly took me to a Pennsylvania mountain moment almost 40 years ago


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