August 19, 2011

Silent Sentinels

Sentinels that stand in silence are the mountains that surround the city.

A granite band that circles the perimeter of everyday life.

Power permeates from their very presence.

Whether the day is cloudy or fair, the mountains remain as a backdrop to the day's events.

On clear days when the sky is undarkened by clouds, they stand regal, proud and strong.

When the smog from days full of fumes and smoke obscure their view from mortal eye;

The heart still knows that they remain; watchful, steady and sure.

Majestic mountains that keep safe those that remain within their border.

As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the LORD surrounds his people
both now and forevermore.
 Psalm 125:2

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