Earlier last week while driving I saw a license plate that stood out to me, spelling the word WAX. Immediately I thought of the verse “The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory and brilliance.” Psalms 97:5-6 AMP
As I leaned in to ponder this wonder, I then felt the humility of the Mountain, lowering itself before it’s Creator. I think often we see the spiritual symbolism of mountains and equate obstacles. And while all obstacles will be removed for all peoples to see the glory and brilliance of the Lord, I found this new impression particularly beautiful. All of creation, from micro to macro yields itself to their Creator – the Father of all life.
I’ve always been drawn to mountains and their magnificence. The word itself was in my first email address and ministry name. When living in Colorado I never took for granted the splendid sights of their glorious range, whether I was driving from afar or hiking and adventuring to her peaks – long before I ever lived there the concept of ‘The Mountains’ was always “home”. The “High Country” regardless of state or nation has my heart. I came to understand at an early age there was something beyond the grandeur of their outer appearance – because even as displayed in the Word of God, the Mountain was a holy place. Moses encountered the glory of God and spoke with The I Am atop Mt. Sinai, The Ark landed atop Mt. Ararat with Noah and his family after the flood (8 persons, the number 8 representative of a new beginning; this new beginning for humanity lended itself symbolic of the new covenant and mountain top experience intended for man), Jesus was miraculously transformed on the Mount of Transfiguration as He was praying, physically changing His appearance and clothing and both Moses and Elijah appeared to speak with Him. And so for me, the Mountains have symbolized closeness and communion with the Lord. “A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in the LORD Are like Mount Zion, Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.” Psalm 125:1 NKJV
“Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth.” Psalm 50:2 NKJV. The Mountains melt like wax because though majestic, they are but a footstool for His Majesty. As a bee uses wax to construct their honeycomb, so does the Mountain melt to reveal the splendor and sweetness of the Creator. At His voice we all shall bow low, where no thing can hinder the perfection of Beauty Himself. Jesus Christ, our Bridegroom King. What a wonder, what a Creator, that all things above and below yield their frame in sweet surrender to His Glory.
I pray my heart would burn ablaze with the song of Ascents upon my tongue, where my home is found in Him, forever abiding beholding His glorious face. If all of creation (not just humanity) can forever worship Him, so can I. May the fire in your eyes Jesus keep me enduring… I don’t want to look away from His Majesty.
“For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 NKJV
“But I ask, Have they not heard? Indeed they have; [for the Scripture says] Their voice [that of nature bearing God’s message] has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the far bounds of the world. [Ps. 19:4.]” Romans 10:18 AMPC
“THE HEAVENS declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork. [Rom. 1:20, 21.]”
Psalm 19:1 AMPC