"We were made for the edge of the mountain...."
I heard John Piper make this statement this week and have been thinking about it ever since.
It is true. We were made for the moments that leave us speechless, make us less self-aware and envelop us in a glory so astounding and so riveting we cannot help but praise. It is there, at the edge, we see more of Him and less of ourselves and understand, if even for a moment, that He not only demands, but deserves our praise.
I long for life on the edge. Never forgetting what greatness His hands have wrought in ages past, and expecting nothing less of Him in these days. The edge tells me He is central and He is best, and at the end of the day I am nothing more than a mirror reflecting His greatness and glory as I abide and live in the One whose hands hold the depths of the earth and cup the water in the sea.
The edge demands a response:
6 Come, let us bow down in worship,"Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways" Isaiah 2:3
let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;7 for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.