On that Holy Mountain…

On that Holy Mountain…

January 31, 2022

I love how when I listen to the Bible in a Year podcast the second time around, new things jump out at me. Mount Zion has been an inspiration to me as I have developed Remnant Marketing. You may have noticed or wondered about the stylized triangles in my logo…. Well that is Mount Zion! Today, in the podcast, we heard Psalm 48 (shown below). At this time last year, I wasn’t even contemplating my current venture. So, this psalm did not speak to me any more strongly than another. But, today, oh how joyful I was to hear this! My mission is to help draw more people to Zion, to help them know that “this is our God, our God for ever and ever”! I hope to never stop being surprised or convicted of heart when God speaks to me through His Word.

Another way that Zion has touched my life in the last month or so is through a beautiful hymn by Joe Mattingly based on Isaiah 11. My dear friend and accomplished pianist, Sandra, introduced me to this song a year or more ago. But, this past Advent season, my daughters started singing it with me at mass. It was truly a striking moment in my life to hear their little voices on the mics, especially in the refrain where they sing alone… “led by all the children.” It literally choked me up. But, then Siena hiccuped and I had to try not to giggle. It is moments like these where I am so grateful for God’s Word and guidance in my life, the talents He has given my children and me, and that He too has a sense of humor (hence the hiccup).

May God bless and guide you richly today!

Psalm 48

Great is the LORD and highly praised in the city of our God:
His holy mountain, fairest of heights, the joy of all the earth,
Mount Zion, the heights of Zaphon, the city of the great king.

God is in its citadel, renowned as a stronghold.
See! The kings assembled, together they advanced.
When they looked they were astounded; terrified, they were put to flight!
Trembling seized them there, anguish, like a woman’s labor,
As when the east wind wrecks the ships of Tarshish!

What we had heard we have now seen in the city of the LORD of hosts,
In the city of our God, which God establishes forever.

We ponder, O God, your mercy within your temple
Like your name, O God, so is your praise to the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is fully victorious.

Mount Zion is glad!
The daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgments!

Go about Zion, walk all around it, note the number of its towers.
Consider the ramparts, examine its citadels, that you may tell future generations:

That this is God, our God for ever and ever.
He will lead us until death.

Christa Picher