When we stand at the foot of the mountain, we don’t see the horizon. Our future joy and happiness seem blocked by a monumental barrier. But when we allow our mind and heart to rise above our current circumstances, we see the horizon from a beautiful and positive perspective. God’s perspective.
I took this photo today as I was leaving a mountainous area on a flight westward bound. The view of the horizon was spectacular. As I sat in my seat in silent awe, I thought how wonderful it is to see the world from this elevated viewpoint. God has a vast display of delightful possibilities awaiting us beyond the mountains. Without faith in Him, I don’t know how I would ever be able to move beyond the mountains of grief and uncertainty that currently tower over me.
I reflected on the words that Elijah wrote as a means of encouraging others. God had already placed this truth deep in his heart and mind.
“Some people think they aren’t capable when they really are and they just don’t see it with the correct mindset. You can find happiness and joy in virtually anything you are doing with the right attitude and approach to life. Always have faith in God because without him what else is there?” (Elijah Buchanan, November 23, 2014)
Thank you, Elijah. I can almost see you from here…
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This is beautiful. I can only imagine the pain you all must feel with this void in your life, but filling it with gratitude for having a person in our lives as long as we did, and rejoicing in the memories does help. I also don’t know what I would do without my faith in God. He gets us through, he sustains us. It is a wonderful thing that so much good has come from your son’s life. God bless him, his loved ones and his friends. My thoughts are with you all.