These are some of my favorite pictures from our recent trip to Scotland, and some of the thoughts that flowed through my mind about faith as we drove through the mountains…

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The Mountains of Skye

I have tasted and seen your goodness, O God,

Felt your presence so strong, watched your glory unfold

I would have turned back if your words proved untrue

But along every step it’s been just as you’ve told

How could I doubt what’s as solid as Rock?

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And still…

There are times when it seems like you could be a dream

Can my heart really trust what my eyes haven’t seen?

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The things of this world are a veil to my eyes

Coming down like a curtain to hide you from sight

Like the clouds you created, just mist, just a breath

But that breath can veil mountains in all of their might

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The fog hovers over the mightiest peaks

Enveloping mountains in mist and mystery

It can make you doubt that you saw them at all

When moments ago they were sure strength and beauty

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But some things are just so lofty they stand tall beyond the clouds

And doubt cannot render them any less true

A mountain stands as tall when the mist descends

As it does when the skies are the clearest of blue

I saw the sun shine bright through the clouds just there

Did you see it illuminate the mountainside?

But before I could capture that heavenly sight

The light crept back into the mist to hide

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Was that light really there, was the mountaintop real

If I’m left with no image to show

To prove to you that it was true

Or remind me of what I should know?

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Remember, O heart, that it wasn’t a dream

You bear the mark of this moment and many before

I’m branded by His glory and molded by His grace

Every glimpse forms His image a little bit more

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Rest assured, O my soul, for you know one day soon

The sun will pierce the mountain’s haze

It will reveal that mountain, glorious and strong

And all will stand amazed

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Will you stay long enough to watch the fog lift?

Will you pull back the curtain in search of His face?

Will you watch the stark beauty emerge once again?

Let the utter immensity blow you away?

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“Praise the Lord, my soul, and never forget all the good he has done”

–Psalm 103:2

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“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; Yes, I will remember your wonders of old.”

-Psalm 77:11

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“If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me.”

–Jeremiah 29:13

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“Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’

–John 20:29

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“Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him…”

–Revelation 1:7

 

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