God is so good! this morning i was spending time with Him and He gave me such a sweet Word from the Bible.

isaiah 40: 9-11:

You who bring good tidings to Zion,
go up on a high mountain.
You who bring good tidings to Jerusalem,
lift up your voice with a shout,
lift it up, do not be afraid;
say to the towns of Judah,
“Here is your God!”

See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power,
and his arm rules for him.
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompense accompanies him.

He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.

isaiah 40: 29-31:

He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;

but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

all i can say is “heck yeah!” to stand on the summit of rainier and witness the glory of God just sounds so remarkable. i can’t believe the it is here and that we’re leaving tomorrow. the time has flown by! i am so thankful for all the times throughout this journey that i have felt the presence of the Lord, His sweet, loving presence, pushing me forward, edging closer to our goal. and i am so thankful to Him for continually showing me through His Word and circumstances, that He is with me and will be my strength and my protector. i just can’t help but praise Him for the journey thus far and for what i know He will do in the days to come!