Believe it or not, the writers of the famous Motown song, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” are not Diana Ross or Marvin Gaye, the ones who are famous for singing it. This song was written by Nikolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson. This married couple (who also wrote “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing”) had moved to New York in the mid-1960s. One day as Ashford walked through the city, he said he looked up at all the tall buildings and realized how overwhelming the city was. He said the words, “ain’t no mountain high enough,” popped into his head. He was determined to not let the city overcome him.
I bet you have felt overwhelmed too at some point in life. The psalmist offers us incredible hope for the mountains of life, God is in our midst. My prayer for today is for this Psalm of the Summer to offer each of us the assurance and comfort that indeed the Lord is present.
Rev. Emily Wright
Senior Associate Pastor