Do you sometimes feel like a mountain climber? Like life is all uphill? James T. Jeremiah, a prominent educator in the GARBC fellowship, faced many "mountains." Read this inspirational story of how he walked by faith. When you face mountains in your life, how do you react? Do you timidly shrink back, defeated before you begin to climb? Do you race up half the mountain only to run out of energy and stop right there? Or do you face each mountain, whether it's the numbing grief of losing a loved one, financial problems, new employment challenges, difficult people and impossible circumstances with faith in the unfailing promises of God? James T. Jeremiah was just a boy from a small town in New York when God saved him and called him into the ministry. From his humble beginnings, James eventually became the president of an impressive Christian college. But he faced a number of tremendous mountains--personal, academic, and professional--before he reached the pinnacle, and even then he faced a new, devastating mountain. But he succeeded because he rested in God's unfailing promises. And if James T. Jeremiah can do it, so can you, for whatever ministry God has called you to and for whatever mountains you face. Let Say to This Mountain bless and challenge you.
Gregory Belliveau is assistant professor of English at Cedarville University, teaching English literature and composition courses. In 2009 he was awarded a writing grant from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation and previously earned an MA from Kent State University. His interests are reading and writing fiction, spending time with his family, and good conversation. He and his family minister in Springfield, Ohio.