When asked whether you could climb a mountain you might picture something like this.
I have to be honest and say that as I look at this climber, I am filled with feelings of admiration, inspiration and terror all at the same time. I also can look at it knowing that I cannot climb a mountain in the way that this person can.
Mountains can be symbolic of the challenges that we face in life! Scaling a peak takes a huge amount of time and effort but it is also incredibly rewarding when you get to the top.
A few years ago whilst on holiday, I went for a walk along this path and a few hours later my family and I were standing at the top of Schiehallion which is 1083m high.
Although I can’t scale a sheer rock wall, I can walk up a path!
Perhaps I can climb a mountain after all?
There are also other ways to get to the top of a mountain, say by cable car or by helicopter which require no effort at all.
A Mountain symbolizes an obstacle but a cable car reminds me of the power of God that can overcome obstacles.
I don’t know what kind of obstacles and difficulties that you are facing but I do know God who can overcome any and all of them.
When asked if I can climb a mountain, I instinctively want to say no which is ridiculous because I have actually walked up one.
When facing a huge problem, I instinctively want to say there is no way forward which is ridiculous because God is all powerful and he can lead me over or around things.
Sometimes God even moves mountains! I’ve seen amazing answers to prayer and I believe we can see many more as we continue to look to God in faith.
If you would like to reflect on this further, you might find this music video helpful.