Go Tell It On The Mountain

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Photo of the sun peeking above Ash Mountain in north Georgia by S.R. Williams. Copyright 2017.

There is a mountain that sits to the east of The Laughing Cabin, and it so happens that my bedroom faces that direction. There are glass doors on that side of the room that lead out onto a small balcony. We made a decision years ago never to put blinds or curtains on the doors because there are no neighbors, and the view is so spectacular that it needs to be enjoyed.

Hubby and I have not used an alarm clock for more than 14 years. He is an early to bed, early to rise kind of guy and naturally wakes up by 5:00 am each morning. I tend to go to bed a little later and stay in the bed a little longer, and it is the morning sun that is my alarm clock. It rises above the peak of the mountain at 8:00 am during daylight saving time. I can always tell what time it is just by glancing out the door and looking across to the mountain.

On days when I am sleeping in, there is nothing more luxurious than waking up to sunlight on my face and feeling the toasty warmth of the rays. It’s also wonderful to sit for just a moment and watch the birds and squirrels play on the branches of the trees that are part of this beautiful second story view.

As I was looking out at the mountains this morning, the lyrics to the old folk song, “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” came into my mind. The Lord began to speak to me about the many kinds of personal “mountains” we face in this world. As He spoke to my heart, I began to hear new words to the lyrics, and it became, “Go tell it to YOUR mountain, over the hills and everywhere. Go tell it to YOUR mountain that Jesus Christ is LORD!”

It was a wonderful reminder that whenever a disparaging mountain presents itself in my life, all I have to do is “go tell it” Who’s boss.

Until next time! ~ Susan

 

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