Looking Up & Looking Forward



I’ve been blessed my whole life to see the mountains on the horizon. The few times I have had to be away I have almost ached to see them again. Then when I return, I look up and breathe a sigh mixed with wonder and relief…I am home. The mountains are a God place for me. It is almost as if His presence becomes inescapably tangible in the mountain air. I relish each breath.


I think that is why I am so fond of Psalm 121:


“I lift up my eyes to the hills ~ and where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip ~ he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you ~ the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm ~ he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”


Painting is my natural response to God’s beautiful creation. I painted this scene as a gift to our church family, a way to look up at the hills, seeking God’s vision for our future. This will one day be our view! Thank-you for making that happen! The Reunion Dinner on Tuesday, April 14, was a spectacular reminder that we are all stepping out in faith, looking forward to what God will do through each of us!


Abba Father, Thank-you for this community of faith. Thank-you for stirring our hearts into action to build a home where we can build disciples and send them out into the world to feed your sheep!


Julie Weldon


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1. Kim wrote:
Thanks for using your gifts to help us all see a vision for the future, Julie. These paintings are beautiful!

Wed, April 29, 2009 @ 7:32 PM

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