I hope everyone had a productive week!
I was going through some past hunting/adventure photos this weekend and I noticed every time I traveled somewhere with a mountain range I had ten times the amount of photos! Also, when I look over my “Go To” list of destinations a large majority of those places have extravagant mountain views!
What is it about mountains that have us so intrigued? Just look at any nature magazine, hunting magazine or National Geographic, so many beautiful mountain shots! Mountains clearly have us all in wonder and draw us in with curiosity, yet push us away with self doubt and fear. Is it the animals that live there that draw us to the mountain, or the mind twisting views that few others see from the top? Is it the challenge and the obstacles you have to overcome that make these mountains so attractive? Maybe it is those same reasons the mountains scare so many others away?
Mountains are even used by us consistently in analogies, we use them for motivational messages, we use mountains as a symbol of success, Reaching the pinnacle of a journey. Hitting your “peak” or reaching the “summit.” Come on, even the child hood game “King of the Mountain” gives clear meaning to what we really think of mountains.
(On the Left is my Brother Matthew and I hunting 15 miles from the Mexican boarder, on the Right is from the same hunt of my hunting partner Matt before we make our way up the mountain in search of desert mule deer.)
So what is it about mountains that have us so wrapped up? I wish I could answer it clearly, I’m from the prairie, mountains symbolize a challenge to me, mountains even trigger fear, a fear that is attractive to overcome.
Whatever your “Mountain” is in life, climb it. Climb it sooner rather than later, then go find a new mountain and start climbing again!
Have a great week!
The mountains melted like was at the presence of the Lord. At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.