I went up to the mountain looking for you,
I stood there on your creation looking at a sky so blue.
I sensed a powerful presence,
Your loving essence.
I felt a stillness, time didn’t exist, nor sorrow or strife.
Standing at the top I was reminded of how small I am.
You are a powerful lion, while I am but a lamb.
You are infinite in your wisdom,
a loving father reigning over His kingdom.
Time and again your mightiness has been shown.
As I stood there on the mountain alone,
I saw the truth of life.
The mountain is Your view,
The valley below is my view.
I can’t see the whole picture from below,
a point of view so shallow.
But You are on that mountain, You see the whole thing,
Your steadfast love to which I cling
guides me through my journey and shows me Your truth,
like Abraham, Moses, David, and Ruth.
You see the very depth of life,
every twist and turn,
infinite in Your knowledge, You have nothing to learn.
I found the truth up on the mountain:
God is here and His grace overflows like an endless fountain.
When life seems so uncertain,
I pray and His plans are revealed to me as He draws open the curtain.
I remember that God already knows what’s in store,
He knows what will happen next as he did before.
Though I be in the valley below, He is on the mountain looking down.
I wear His shield of grace, He wears the crown.
~ Liz Austin 2018
Born and raised in Upstate NY, Liz is a freelance writer. She has written for websites, blogs, and magazines for the last 10 years. She works as a freelance writer and editor, as well as a proofreader and beta reader for several authors, all the while working on her first book.