Psalm 139:16 (MSG)
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.
One of the best things about making it to the top of a climb is the view. After all that work of making it to the top, the reward of looking out and over everything below makes me pause to soak it all in. It always gives me a sense of satisfaction, a sense of peace and sort of just takes my breath away. The mountaintop is a glorious place but the journey to the mountaintop is really what makes the view so special.
This reminds me of my life. Those times when I have had the blessing of being able to see the twists and turns in the valley below and how it all brought me to where I am. Once I get to where I thought I wanted to be , I realize that the road along the way is where the heart of my story is … where my character was formed, where my soul was realized , where I became a better me.
I realize my view is often limited, yet I know there is One that always has a view of my life. That I have a God who not only just sees me but who has an all encompassing view over me and my life. Furthermore He has vision over me , He sees all that I am designed to be. Each valley, each thicket of bushes, each river crossing, each path through the woods … it all serves a purpose and makes up the landscape of my life. It is all part of my story.
God , I know that I strive to have those mountaintop moments and yes, they are special moments but help me to take joy along the way and trust that you see over me. You have “thee” complete all encompassing panoramic view over me. I can trust and know that each step of my journey is part of the beautiful portrait that makes up my life with You.