A view from on high

High View

There are many (I’m  not sure how many, but a lot.) of biblical events that take place on a mountain, or a hill, or some precipice.  (Think about that for a second and recall one…..)  And normally it is a place where God and man talk.  The mind of man somehow rationalizes that if I want to talk to God, I have to get closer to Him.  So, you walk up a mountain and you are closer to God.  Now, I also know that we experience communion with God in many other places.  But when was the last time you were on a very high place, or at least the highest place in the area, and not thought about God in some way?  All of us know that God lives within us and is there whenever we call on Him, no matter where we are…but there is something about the top of a mountain.   These are two in Israel…Click > Arbel.Nazareth.Arbel.  Maybe not the best examples of God and man communing, but these verses below go with the images…and you get the point.

…the roar of battle will rise against your people, so that all your fortresses will be devastated – as Shalman devastated Beth Arbel on the day of battle, when mothers were dashed to the ground with their children…Hosea 10:14

 They got up, drove him out of the town (Nazareth), and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff…Luke 4:29