“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
Who remembers or has heard that song by Marvin Gaye “Ain’t no mountain high enough (to keep me from getting to you)”?
The singer declares his utter devotion, making a vow that nothing; no mountain, valley, river or storm will stop him from getting to the one he loves in her hour of need, he sings the heartfelt words “remember the day I set you free? -I told you, you could always count on me” and also “if you’re ever in trouble I’ll be there.”
And all the one he loves has to do is ….call him.
A Constant Friend
Isn’t that lovely? Doesn’t it make you go all warm and mushy inside? Honestly, did that song cause you to think, even for a moment, that you wished you had a friend who would, and could literally move heaven and earth to get to you in your time of need?- to whom distance, space and time was no object?
This morning, the strangest thing happened- though really there’s nothing strange when it comes to God! I woke up with that song on my lips. I Googled it so that I could read the lyrics. Then, for a moment, I thought to myself “do I have a friend like that in my life!” And a split second later, Holy Spirit whispered into my heart, “yes you do – Me”
Do you know that long, long before Marvin Gaye sang his love song, the Psalmist David wrote a similar love song to and about God? It goes like this:
“O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night— but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.” Psalm 139:1-6,11,12
Of course, friendships and human relationships are important and we need them. But no one loves you or me as perfectly and unconditionally as our Father God does.
Wherever you are in life as you read this; mountain-top or valley, you are not and never will be alone if you are a child of God.
Wherever you go, He goes before you – He also goes behind, “covering your back.”
“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you” Deuteronomy 31:8
There’s no mountain that is too high, no valley too deep, no storm too rough, no place too dark, that will prevent or hinder in any way, the Lord who loves you from finding you.
Isaiah 43:1-4 is one of my “go to” scriptures. I would encourage you to read it all, but in closing this post, I want to zoom in on the last part of verse 4. These are God’s words to us, His children: “you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.”