I'm no stranger to the mountains, I was born in the shadow of three mountains and every spare moment of my adolescent life was spent in them. Tasmanian mountains were a great place for a young man to burn off energy and have some great adventures!
These days I have a particular fondness to be backpacking through them. I have made the drive over to Victoria on many occasions just to experience the cool breeze, the mountain air and clean clear running water. Once you get used to the solitude it is an invigorating place to be. For me, its call is one I cannot escape. I find being there a spiritual place.
Mountains feature significantly in scripture. Moses brought the stone tablets down from the mountain and then he returned up to a mountain to die, Elijah had the experience with the prophets of Baal on the mountain, Jesus had the transfiguration on a mountain, and there are many more.
Maybe it’s the solitude that enables us to hear God more on a mountain, or maybe it’s that we get a better perspective of the enormity of God with the scale of a mountain. Whatever it is, God seeks to engage with us in a meaningful way and for me it can be linked to a mountain. I would be keen to hear what it is for you.