Exodus 15:1-27

Mountaintop moments. Driving on the open road, singing, “You’re a good, good Father.” Raising my non-driving hand toward heaven and overwhelmed by God’s goodness. Cheeks full of tears and a heart full of joy.

How many times do I experienced answered prayer or unexpected blessing, and my heart sings…my body sings. It’s the mountaintop. The moment when it’s not only easy to praise God, it’s necessary. It’s spontaneous. It’s consuming.

These moments are the twine that holds me together. For every mountaintop moment, there are days in the flats…and a few in the valley. If I didn’t have the twine, I’d fall apart. God, may I hold tight to your goodness on the mountaintops, and even tighter to your goodness in the valleys. May I cry out to you every day, from every circumstance, with the words of Moses and the Israelites:

Who is like you—majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? In your unfailing love you lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you guide us to your holy dwelling. The Lord reigns for ever and ever.  (vs. 11, 13, 18)

Amen.