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God at the Bottom and Top
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, ‘Destroy him!’ Deuteronomy 33:27
‘Mountaintop moments.’ Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase? Maybe you’ve even experienced them yourself – those epiphany moments when everything makes sense, when God feels close and your destiny seems clear. The Bible gives us plenty of evidence that God does spectacular things for His people on mountaintops. On Mount Moriah He met with Abraham and Isaac. On Mount Horeb He spoke to Moses through a burning bush. On Mount Sinai He gave the Ten Commandments. On Mount Carmel He sent down fire from heaven. But after one such mountaintop experience Moses shows the people that God isn’t only to be found when you’re feeling ‘on top of the world.’ Addressing the nation of Israel for the last time, Moses told them, ‘There is no one like the God of Israel. He rides across the heavens to help you … The eternal God is your refuge, and His everlasting arms are under you…’ (vv. 26-27). God’s presence is always there for you when you look down. No matter how steep the valley you have to walk, no matter how sharp the descent, God’s presence is deeper.
Heavenly Father, thank You for being there, loving me, forgiving me, and working with me whether I am on the mountain top or in the valley. In Jesus’ Name, Amen