Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rocks Cry Out

When we drive to our once-a-week homeschool enrichment classes day (we call it a co-op even though technically it's not), we get a beautiful view of Pikes Peak. Pikes Peak is the 14,000 foot summit on the southern section of the front range of the Rocky Mountains. It can be seen easily from most places in Colorado Springs. When we were originally house-hunting, we were hoping to get a house that offered a glimpse of this mountain. We ended up picking a pine tree packed lot instead--although, if we walk around the neighborhood or to the park down the street, we can catch glimpses of the mountain range.

That mountain view still places us in a state of awe of God's Creation.  This morning, as we made the drive and ooh'd and ahh'd at Pike's Peak, on the radio there was a song playing with this lyric:

"Mountains bow down and the seas will roar at the sound of Your Name"
(from Chris Tomlin's Shout To The Lord)

It made me think [which then becomes me talking aloud to whomever is nearby...in this case, my kids]...

What would it look like to see Pikes Peak bow down? We all pondered this a moment. Then Noah said, "Well, Mom, you know that the Bible says, if no one praises God, the rocks with cry out!" (Luke 19:40)[Yes, I was amazed and humbled by the Word of God that Noah has (not so) hidden in his heart.]

 A view of Pikes Peak taken from the park near our house

A glimpse of  Pikes Peak taken on the road that
leads from the park to our home. Yes, that is Andrew on the right.

Indeed, the rocks will cry out and what a mighty cry the Rocky Mountains would make! However, let us live our lives praising the Lord in all we do!