Morning & Evening Devotional Reading–
by C. H. Spurgeon, revised and edited by W. C. Neff
“Climb up into a high mountain (and proclaim the glory of God).”
Our knowledge of Christ is a bit like climbing one of our Welsh mountains. When you are at the base of the mountain you can see just a little of it. The mountain itself appears to be about half as high as it really is. In the valley all you seem to notice are the rippling brooks and streams.
But as you climb the first rising knoll, the valley lengthens and widens beneath your feet. If you go higher, you can view the countryside for four or five miles around you. Climb higher, and the scene enlarges until finally, when you are on the summit, you see almost all of England lying before you, and you say, “I could not have imagined that so much could be seen at this elevation.”
Now, the Christian life works the same way. When we first believe in Christ, we see only a little of him. The higher we climb, the more we discover of his beauties. But who has ever reached the summit? Who has known the heights and depths of Christ’s love which surpasses knowledge? As an old man in prison, the Apostle Paul could say with greater emphasis than we can, “I know whom I have believed,” for each experience in his life had been like the climbing of a hill; each trial had been like ascending another summit, and his death seemed like gaining the top of the mountain from which he could view the whole faithfulness and love of him to whom he had committed his soul.
So today, dear friend, seize the opportunity to “Go up further into the high mountain to behold your God and to proclaim his glory to all who will hear it!” [M&E]