When you talk about a “mountain top” view or experience it is usually one of awesome recollection. Having served in the military in my younger years, I had the opportunity to travel to places that are far, far away from Michigan, I’ve seen and experienced many “mountain top” experiences; several of them actually being on a mountain.
The “view” is usually majestic, since you can see more landscape that usual than when you’re on flat ground. There is just something breath taking when you can look down and out 20-30 miles from a high position on the side of a mountain. The view gives you a different perspective of your surroundings of buildings, lakes, trees, towns, etc.
It doesn’t have to be a mountain top, it could be a plane ride, overlooking the ground below; before you ascend above the clouds. These are the views.
An “experience” is something other than our every day perception of things. It could come from the birth of a child, being with grand-children, loved ones, riding the roller coaster at your favorite amusement park or a beautiful summer sunset on the shores of Lake Michigan. These are noted with our feelings and well being.
No matter if it’s a feeling or a view, one thing that has taken place is “work” to experience it. By work I mean it just didn’t happen, someone, you and/or with assistance with someone else had to do something to make it happen. Time, money, effort; are the necessities that make a mountain top view or experience happen.
Many people have said that the Emmaus Weekend was a “mountain top” experience for them. I can relate. It helped us get a bigger “view” of life from where we usually viewed it and our place in the world. It also gave us hope that God does love us and wants the best for us. But for us to get there and experience it, the weekend, we and others had to put in some effort. Time, money and work were involved to make it happen; it just didn’t happen out of the clear blue.
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