At first reading I saw this passage as an idea of putting the followers of God on a pedestal for all to see and be like and that’s why they are coming from far and wide to reach it. 

But after reading it again (and again), I feel like it’s more of a mountain top feeling to associate with being a follower of God. It’s one thing to climb a hill and look out at everything around you, but to be on top of a mountain and being the tallest point and seeing everything around you or going up a mountain that reaches past the clouds and the feeling of being on top of the world, is amazing.

Being a follower of God feels like staring to climb up a hill and finishing your hike on top of the tallest mountain. It’s more than you expected to get into when you started, and is so worth it too, at times it’s difficult and you might want to give up, but you’ll always have your #1 supporter with you the entire journey and the views are amazing at the top. 

Hey God, in this reflective time, help remind us even the difficult treks up the mountains in life, lead us to the amazing views above and can help inspire others to join us in these amazing journeys. Amen.

Sami George, Environmental Sciences, 2021
LCM Intern

In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it.

Isaiah 2:2