I had moved to Nepal in August and had just expected to see them. After all, they were giant mountains — surely they could not be missed. See, I had expected I would be able to see them everyday.
Not the case.
The clouds of fuel and pollution hang in the valley in such a way that a fog covers those mountains. But at just the right time, when the air was just right, the fog would clear and you could see them. You could see the mountain range that was there the whole time, but had been hidden beneath the clouds.
When I saw it, it took my breath away. Literally I almost had to fall to my knees and shout glory ( I may actually have, and my neighbors may have thought I was crazy)
I love Proverbs 8. It’s all about the blessing of wisdom. (well frankly all of Proverbs is .. there is your cliff note version)
But Proverbs 8 talks a great deal about how wisdom was there when God created the heavens an the earth.
Proverbs 8:27-36 When He established the heavens I was there; when He made firm the skies above, when He established the fountains of the deep, when He assigned the sea to it’s limit , when He marked out the foundation of the earth.
That same wisdom from God that was available at creation, as discussed in Proverbs 8– is available to us.
The same creator that created those Himalayan mountains is creating a story in Me.
And if I will seek after HIS wisdom, Proverbs 8 tells me I will be blessed.
Proverbs 8:35 Whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord.
I want to seek after wisdom the same way I sought after seeing those beautiful Himalayan mountains. I even got up super early once to watch the sunrise over them.
And it was worth it. But like the fog that covers the mountains– the mountains are still there, I just could not always see it.
My vision was clouded.
God’s wisdom is always available, I just may not always see it. My sin may have clouded my vision. My lack of faith my be hindering what I see. I do not want anything to cloud my view of the wisdom God has available. for me.
I also want to see and celebrate the unique way God created me. He created me differently from any other. Even my own identical twin sister. The story He has written for her is she is an amazing wife for 10 years and mom to 3 awesome kiddos. It’s fall break and anytime there is a school break she turns their home into a mini VBS . This week they are doing all kinds of activities that involve fruit and talking about the fruits of the Spirit.
This is her.
I on the other hand am single, and love to travel the world for Jesus. She would never go to Nepal alone.
This is me.
That is her.
Both stories are crafted by the God who crafted us.
I am so glad the God who created the earth is creating His story in Me, For His glory!