Speaker: Jerry Cisar
Donna and I spent our first 10 years of married life in Salt Lake City, Utah living with the majestic Wasatch mountains to the east (pictured below), wrapping around a bit to the North and south and feeling as if they were watching over us, and the less towering, arid Oquirrh (oaker) range to the west. Having moved there from the Midwest, initially those mountains, especially the nearer and taller Wasatch range, made us feel hemmed in, a tad claustrophobic. Over time they made us feel safe and protected.
Living in the shadow of a mountain impacts how one thinks about life. As we saw last week, the preacher of Hebrews tells us that we are living before Mt. Zion (Sion) and not Mt. Sinai (Sina). This week we will explore the details of Mt. Zion and what it means to live in its shadow. This will require an exercise of our imaginations when we gather from the harvest fields and when we are scattered back into them.
Join us in worship as we explore what it means to live in the shadow of Mt. Zion from Hebrews 12:22—13:6. May the Lord teach us to imagine life as it really was intended to be in order that we might walk in it. This is the only way we will nurture a Gospel culture.