Before the Mountains Were Brought Forth

Psalm 90:1-4 – Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 3 You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!” 4 For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.

2014-01-09 - Before the Mountains Were Brought Forth (IMG_9376)The mountains rise above Dream Lake on the trail to Emerald Lake.  Bear Lake Corridor, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Hiking in the Rocky Mountains is awe inspiring!  For me it is difficult to understand how anyone can gaze upon such a magnificent place and still doubt the existence of God, our Creator, the one who was there “before the mountains were brought forth,” the one who “formed the earth and the world,” the one who is our God “from everlasting to everlasting.”

This is exactly what Paul is telling us in Romans 1:19-20, “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”

Read more about my “God is Revealed…“ category of posts

© Todd D. Nystrom and Todd the Hiker, 2014.


2 thoughts on “Before the Mountains Were Brought Forth

  1. I have a theory about this… These landscapes inspire humility. They make you feel small. They are also awe-inspiring (awe requires humility) and bring joy to the heart. These are things we will feel when we, God willing, finally see Him. They also help us to be open to mystery — to the idea that we cannot ever fully grasp the mystery of God. On the contrary, when you feel big, it’s easier to think you have all the answers. It’s easier to think you don’t need God.

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