In 1970 Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell released a colossal hit titled, “Ain’t no mountain high enough”. It is a song that has transcended time, genres, generations, &c. This song is secular in origin, and has secular meanings. But even some secular songs touch upon some deep, spiritual, biblical truths. In Romans 8, Paul wrote thusly…. “for I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor messengers, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things about to be, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, that [is] in Christ Jesus our Lord.”(vss 38,39 YLT)
In the Gaye and Terrell song it states, “there’s no mountain high enough, valley low enough, river wide enough, to keep me from you.” This is the way God is with His children. The Psalmist wrote, “A Song of the Ascents. Those trusting in Jehovah [are] as Mount Zion, It is not moved — to the age it abideth. Jerusalem! mountains [are] round about her, And Jehovah [is] round about His people, From henceforth even unto the age.” (Psalms 125:1,2 YLT) There is no mountain that is able to keep Him from us. In 2 Kings chapter 6, Elisha and his people are about to be attacked by the Syrian people in the city of Dothan. Elisha’s servant had gotten up early one morning only to find the Syrian army compassed about the city. He was afraid and asked Elisha what should they do? Elisha told him to not be worried because there were more for them than the Syrians. He even prayed to God to open his servant’s eyes to see this. This is what the bible said happened; “And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”(vs 17b YLT) Even King David said this so eloquently; “A Song of the Ascents. I lift up mine eyes unto the hills, Whence doth my help come?”(Psalms 121:1 YLT) And Solomon stated, “The voice of my beloved! lo, this — he is coming, Leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills.”(Song of Solomon 2:8)
Then the song says, “there’s no valley low enough.” We know that when we get down in the valley, and I mean way down low, we know that He is there with us. Solomon stated in Song of Solomon 2:1, the Lord is “as a lily among the thorns.” Then probably the most famous and favorite chapter in all sixty-six books of the bible, the Psalmist wrote, “also — when I walk in a valley of death-shade, I fear no evil, for Thou [art] with me, Thy rod and Thy staff — they comfort me.”(Psalm 23:4 YLT) The Psalmist also wrote in Psalm 139, “Whither do I go from Thy Spirit? And whither from Thy face do I flee? If I ascend the heavens — there Thou [art], And spread out a couch in Sheol, lo, Thee! I take the wings of morning, I dwell in the uttermost part of the sea.”(vss 7-9 YLT) Even if David was to have made his bed in hell…sheol…grave, the Lord was there. There is no place too low for Him not to be there for, and with, us. In John 11, a fellow that Jesus loved, named Lazarus, had died and had been buried 4 days. Jesus came and was grieved in His Spirit because of the lamentations of the ones who loved Lazarus. They took Jesus to his tomb and when Jesus yelled with a loud voice, “Lazarus come forth!!”,(vs 43) lo and behold here he came out of the tomb alive. We can even read of an event that happened to Elijah in 1 Kings 17. Elijah had went to a widow’s house, because God told him He had commanded her to feed him. There came a time when this widow presented her son unto Elijah dead, without breath in his body. Elijah took him into the loft where he slept and prayed unto God three times saying, “O Jehovah my God, let turn back, I pray Thee, the soul of this lad into his midst.”(vs 21 YLT) God hearkened unto his Elijah’s voice and Elijah brought the widow’s son back to her alive.
I will now close after the last portion of the song where it says, “there’s no river wide enough to keep me from you.” In Exodus 14, Moses, by God’s strong hand, had brought Israel out of Egypt’s bondage. They were on their way to the promised land, but Egypt, and especially Pharoah, were hot on their trail wanting to bring them back under bondage unto them. The Israelites had come to the Red Sea and this is where God told Moses to hold out his rod. When he did this, the Lord parted the sea and allowed the Israelites to walk across on dry ground. As soon as the last Israelite made it safely across, God told Moses to stretch his hand over the sea and when he did, the waters covered the Egyptians, killing them all, including Pharoah, in the depths of the Red Sea. Then in Joshua 3, Joshua was taking the Jews unto Jericho to destroy it and take possession of the land, because God had given it unto them for their possession. As they were heading that way, they came unto the river Jordan. God commanded Joshua to have the Levites, they were the ones responsible for carrying the Ark of the Covenant, to stand in the Jordan. As they stepped in, the water parted, and the Jews walked safely across. Then after those which handled the Ark stepped out of the Jordan, the river came back together. Oh what a God we serve, seeing that nothing is too high, too low, or too wide for Him to get to us! Nothing will separate us from Him!