Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleThe Mountains, Hills and Trees Preach Christ
Bible TextIsaiah 55:12
Article Type Article
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When a sinner is born again to newness of life, for the first time, we behold Christ’s glory all around us—“the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” (Is 55: 12)


     We behold how “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” (Ps 19: 1) When you see the sun rise “as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber” then you think of Christ Jesus the Sun of Righteousness, the Bridgroom, and his church, his bride. (Ps 19: 5; Mal 4: 2; Eph 5: 24-32) As the day progresses you see the sun, “rejoice as a strong man to run a race; His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it” (Ps 19: 5) then you are reminded of Christ, the Strong Man, “who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb 12: 2) The rain and snow producing the tender bud reminds us, “as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Is 55: 10-11) When you plant the little seed in your garden, you remember Christ’s description of his great sacrifice for us, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” (Jn 12: 24) There are too many to name: the cloud, the rainbow, the wind blowing where it will. These are not things that just happened to glorify Christ after they were created. No, these thing were created to glorify Christ—“all things were created by him and for him.” These things were created so that all around his saints, we are made to see Christ’s glory, “the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”


    It makes you feel sorry for those who pass through this life rejecting Christ, opposing themselves, forsaking their own mercy.  They never behold Christ’s glory and peace and joy. Sinner, don’t miss out!  Believe on Christ and you will behold the glory of Christ. The Lord Jesus said to Martha, “if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?” (Jn 11: 40)