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  • Writer's picture~Kimberly Oden

Come Where There is no Fear

When the boy’s were little & I was trying to teach them the spelling & use of “there, they’re & “their”,  I’d say “Where?” & they’d say, “There!” That funny phrase popped in my thoughts as I read the book of Micah.

He’s a prophet warning the people of Israel of the coming consequences of their sin.

Chapter 4 takes a turn, however, & begins to tell of the end of times. He writes that the mountain of the Lords house will be the highest & most important place on earth! People will beckon each other to, “ the mountain of the Lord {where} he will teach us his ways & we will walk in his paths.”

It will be a time of “peace & prosperity...for there will be nothing to fear.’

When I read the phrase, “for THERE will be nothing to fear”, the grammar teaching surfaced in my thoughts.  

The people beckoned each other to come!

Where? There!

THERE, at the mountain of the Lord’s house where there will be nothing to fear!

Even though this speaks of a future time, there is a Truth for the here & now.

Years before Micah was born, a psalmist writes where we might find help:

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?

My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

It is unclear whether the hills are a picture of the Lord or if they are troubles in the way of coming TO the Lord, but the bottom line is that He is the place where hope, comfort & peace may be found!

Where might I feel no fear?

There, at the highest & most important place of all: the mountain of the Lord’s house.

We need GO nowhere because He is ever THERE beside us. His name is Emmanuel, God WITH us! When we turn our gaze beyond the hills that litter the paths before us, we can see & experience the end-times-kinda Peace prophesied by Micah!

Oh Father, I know 1st hand this morning the sorrow that settles when the hills before me seem to loom larger than life...& yet, You are larger than the hills we face so we face You. We leave the lesser things to come fix our gaze on the Maker of heaven & earth! WHERE we may rest naked & unafraid of anything that comes our way! THERE, at the footstool of Your throne, where grace, mercy, love, & peace abound. We answer the call to come!

December 15th One Year Bible Readings

💡MICAH 1:1-4:13


💡PSALM 134:1-3

💡PROVERBS 30:1-4


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