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Other Mountains to Climb

Weekly Devotionals

Other Mountains to Climb

Happy Anniversary, Jubilee Church!

As we celebrate our 14th full year as a church family this week, I am reminded of what anniversaries represent in our lives. They are milestones that cause us to look back over the last year and beyond of all that has brought us to this moment today. And despite the changes that take place for better or worse, the evidence of our reasons for celebration come from remembering God’s faithfulness and reflecting on our faithfulness as well.

I often have these kinds of reflections when I hike to the top of a mountain. There is something so gratifying about spending the time and energy to reach the highest point you can go to enjoy that view. And to revel in the accomplishment is also an unforgettable feeling. However, mountains are not meant for us to hike and remain there, right?

And so, we must look forward to see where this journey will take us next as we trek back down the mountain. This is because the Lord is always on the move and ready to lead us if we would be willing to follow. In order for us to reach another anniversary, we should anticipate and prepare for the fact that there are other mountains to climb. And despite the unexpected changes for better or worse that come with the new year, we can also be sure of this:

“Even when we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13)

But while we are here at the peak of our Jubilee Church birthday, let’s take a moment to look back from where we came and look forward to where our faithful Shepherd will lead us next, because we have other mountains to climb!