I'm spending a few days in the North Georgia Mountains this week during spring break. Right now I'm looking at some of those beautiful mountains. Oddly enough, it brings to mind my hospital visits. If you are ever in a room on the third through sixth floors of the north tower of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, then I always stop at one of the windows that look out to the mountains and say a prayer for you. I really do. I pray for all others in need too, but there is a special place where I stop and pray when I am visiting in that part of the hospital. No one is ever around. There are no distractions. It's a good place to pray.
Every time I stop at this special place with a beautiful view of the mountains, I say to myself this verse from Psalm 121:1-2
"I will lift up my eyes to the mountains -
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth."
The Bible tells us that this is a song of ascents. These are the psalms from Psalm 120 to Psalm 134. They have a particular connection to temple worship.