who trust in the Lord
are like Mount Zion
which cannot be shaken but
~ Psalm 125:1
Psalm 125 mentions an interesting mountain. It is interesting to note that this mountain is not one of the many familiar mountains mentioned so often in the Bible in various places. Its not Mount Sinai. Its not Mount Horeb, Gerizim, Carmel, etc. No. This is a very different and unique mountain compared to those. In fact, it is not even like many of the this-worldy mountains that we are familiar with. Its not like Mount Everest. Its not like Pikes Peak, Mount McKinley, Ranier or that mocker, El Capitan.
No. This mountain is Mount Zion and there none like it. It is a mountain that cannot be shaken! You look at the Himalayas – those ancient warriors standing shoulder to shoulder – majestic, rugged, wise, fearless. What fortitude! What strength! Yet they cannot compare to Mount Zion, for given enough time the Himalayas can be shaken and will crumble.
So look at what the Psalmist says about Mount Zion as compared to God’s people. The Psalmist says that “those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion which cannot be shaken but endures forever!” When you trust in God, you have a strength that is stronger, mightier, more powerful, more far reaching and higher than any of the world’s mountains. Mount Everest is nothing. McKinley is stubble. Your faith in God – it mocks El Capitan.
When we see all these mountains we marvel. Yet the Psalmist sees God’s people and marvels. Why? Because for all of the grandeur, majesty, power and strength that these towering peaks have been endowed with, they are nothing when compared to who we are when our trust is the Lord God Almighty! So trust in the Lord! Move the mountains in your life.
“I tell you the truth,
if you have faith
as small as a mustard seed,
you can say to this mountain,
‘Move from here to there’
and it will move.
Nothing will be impossible for you”