‘Mountain Moving’ Cloud

By Pastor Mitch
December 30, 2011

This is Mount Fuji in Japan. According to Wikipedia, it is the highest mountain in Japan. It loftily stands at 12,389 ft. On a clear day, Mount Fuji can be spotted from Tokyo city which is 100 km away. This beautiful mountain is actually an active stratovolcano. Its exceptional symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted on art and photographs. It is one of Japan’s “holy” mountains. I was near the foot of the mountain when I chanced upon this interesting vista. Because of the blueness of the sky and of the area of the mountain framed below the clouds and above the ground, it looks as if the clouds were effortlessly sweeping away the mountain. This scene reminded me of how God can carry the mountains in his hand and weigh them on His scale. What an amazing thought!


“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, Measured heaven with a span and calculated the dust of the earth in a measure? Weighed the mountains in scales And the hills in a balance?…”
– Isaiah 40:12

When Isaiah wrote these words, He had in mind a God who from the beginning of time created all things. He was re-establishing for the people of Israel that it was our omnipotent God who measured all the waters of the world in the hollow of His hand. He was able to measure the heavens, all its stars and galaxies, with a divine ruler. It was also God who measured and weighed all the mountains in the world with a scale. Can you just imagine how great God is to be able to do all these?

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to this those who have no might He increases strength.”
– Isaiah 40:28

Israel needed to rediscover the greatness and the power of God. Truly God is an everlasting God who created all things and does not sleep nor is weary. He is a God whose understanding goes beyond what our finite minds can fathom. He is also a God who is committed to strengthening us when we are weary and tired in life…when we have used up our store of strength. May we learn to rely on that limitless power of God as we wait on Him.