It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places (Psalm 18:32, 33).
The Bible talks about various important events that took place on mountain tops. The Lord chose the mountains to reveal Himself in a special way. Moreover. He promises to convey strength and lightness to the hiker’s feet so he can climb high places and remain strong.
For example, on Mount Sinai, God chose to show His presence through thunder, lighting, clouds, smoke like that of furnace, and a voice of thunder. Moses stayed in that holy atmosphere for forty days and forty nights. «This is where God gave to Moses the Tablets of the Law, written with His own finger. Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy elders of Israel, along with Moses, saw God (Exod. 24) on the Mount.
On Mount Carmel, God manifested Himself in an extraordinary manner, sending fire from heaven to burn the sacrifice, the altar, the dirt and even the water from the surrounding trench, while the prayers and abominable rites of the prophets of Baal had absolutely no effect. It was also there that Elijah asked for the long-awaited rain after a long period of dought and God answered Him (l Kings 18).