Jesus’ ministry often occurred near seas and water. There are many accounts of him teaching on boats. But many of the pivotal sermons occurred on mountain tops. In the Old Testament, we find that worship occurred in the temple, but that many significant moments happened on mountain tops. In those days, God was in Heaven and mountains were a way to get close to the heavens. Between the breathtaking views and the important revelations, mountains became symbols of being close to God. Even those who are non religious find themselves in awe of the experiences on the tops of modern mountains. Mountains became a place to experience God, and they still are.
1. Mount Ararat
Mt. Ararat is the mountain mentioned in Genesis 8. It is the mountain where Noah’s ark landed and Noah saw the rainbow of God’s promise. Noah and his family came out of the ark and made offerings and praised God. God promised never to destroy the earth with a flood of that magnitude again. [Read more…]