|Mt. Fuji from the airplane to Tokyo|
Praise the God of heaven,
His steadfast love is eternal.
As many people who live in Japan, and others all over the world, I have a fascination with Mt. Fuji!
(You can probably tell by my blog, as I have posted a number of Mt. Fuji posts including a Mt Fuji Challah!) When I go on an airplane to Tokyo and the travel agent asks what seat I would like, I always ask for a seat on the side where you can see Mt. Fuji. The route from our city in the south of Japan to Tokyo always goes over Mt. Fuji, but its not always certain whether you can see the great mountain, depending on the cloud conditions.
Most recently, on a trip back to the U.S. for a family visit this summer, I flew on a plane to Tokyo to get to the plane to NY and as you can see in the photos, we saw Mt. Fuji. Sometimes it is only the top peering out of a cloud covered heaven, and on rare times you can see the whole mountain. Many people these days don`t even look out the window anymore on planes (have you noticed that?), but I still like to. I am especially attentive on the part of the trip when we are nearing Tokyo! On the first part of this trip, as the plane took off , we actually flew into a typhoon! It looked like the flight might even have been cancelled, as my trip itinerary was on the same schedule as the typhoon, from South of Japan moving northward exactly on the same course, but I believe God moved a typhoon for me to be able to make it home to see my family!*
The airplane pilot even announced that there would be a lot of shaky areas to fly through because of the typhoon, and warned us to fasten our seat belts tightly. He politely asked for our cooperation as we fly through the typhoon!!
I watched out the window as the plane flew into white stormy clouds, and as I had been watching the storm maps on the news the past few days, I knew pretty much where we were and where the typhoon was, and that once we got near Tokyo we would already be through the storm. Then I also realized that we would soon be over Mt. Fuji. Surely today we would be able to see Mt. Fuji!! Indeed, once the white cloud cover gave way to blue sky and extremely fluffy summer cloud formations, there was the top of the mountain!!
As I believe in a living God, I really felt that He was orchestrating all this to reveal His awesome wonders and to show His Love to us!!!
Praise God!! His showing Mt. Fuji on this flight after the typhoon gave me so much peace of heart (Shalom!), and I was ready and strengthened for the next flight, which is the twelve hour flight from Tokyo to New York!!
I took some pictures. When I scrolled back on the camera to see them, it was fun to discover that the last set of photos I had taken was of my Mt. Fuji Challah Cover. Some of you probably know, I have been drawing Mt. Fuji with the Ten Commandments and Torah on top as a recent `theme` in my drawings and challah. It made me smile a big smile and thank the Holy Spirit for this connection with seeing the `real` Mt. Fuji after spending so much time drawing and baking about Mt. Fuji and the Torah of ADONAI. How lovely on the mountains are the feet of those bringing good news!! I believe He will move mountains and bring them closer to us, and move typhoons for us, when we seek Him with all our hearts!
Can you see how the photos of the sky and Mt. Fuji came right after the photos of the Mt. Fuji Challah Cover? I hope you enjoy the series as it unfolds and as the mountain is revealed!! Here goes, starting with the Challah cover-in-progress!!!.....
|Mt. Fuji from the airplane|
Blessings and Shalom,
|Making Origami in the U.S. with my cousin!! ＃Lovin` Mt. Fuji, and being with family!!|
*related scriptures about God moving mountains and Faith: Mark 11:23, Matthew 17:20
Your God the Lord is in your midst,
A warrior who brings triumph.
He will rejoice over you and be glad,
He will shout over you with jubilation.
He will soothe with His Love