Mountain That's Never Been Seen

Posted October 10, 2007

Did you know that the world’s second highest mountainhas never been seenby human eyes? A few feet lower than Mount Everest, it’s twice as tall as thehighest mountain in the continental United States. Discovered in 1953 byoceanographers sonar-mapping the Pacific ocean floor, the pinnacle ofthis 28,500-foot mountain lies 1,200 feet below the ocean’s surface-risingfrom the ocean bottom in the Tonga Trench between New Zealand and Samoa.Many of the earth’s greatest wonders lie hidden and unrecognized. Likewise,many awesome wonders of the human soul lie submerged, unrecognized, andfor the most part tragically unused and unappreciated, such as the stupendouscapacity of human love. Exceptions include the great saints whose mysticalexperiences have lofted them to the dizzy heights of love-union with Godwhile immersed in the ocean of his tenderness. They feebly strive-and fail-toarticulate the experience of these ineffable encounters, amazed that they evensurvived them.For such love experts, Scripture scintillates with meaning:”I have loved youwith an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness” (Jer 31:3).And beyond life lie yet more unseen mountains of God’s love: “No eyehas seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has preparedfor those who love him” (1 Cor 2:9); “Neither height nor depth …will be able to separate us from the love of God” (Rom 8:39).God’s love is lovely.Immerse yourself!

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