Inspirational · Spirituality

Tea on a Mountain

All was hushed, there seemed to be a sacred expectancy in those of us who were present.

Welcome  to our time of tea & reflection together my friend.

As we waited on that cold morning, in the deafening quietness, all feeling weary from the two hour hike in the predawn darkness, suddenly it began.

At first there was just a glimmer, then it grew brighter with hues of orange against the dark sky giving a breathtaking contrast in blues & purples…

We were on top of the mountain looking out across the bay for this special sunrise.

The water below reflected & magnified the effect...

It was Easter Sunday, watching God create a new day in all of it’s breathtaking beauty, from a mountain top was amazing & one I will never forget!

Then as the dawn turned into morning, we enjoyed hot tea boiled in the Billy on the campfire.

And as we thawed our freezing bodies beside the fire awaiting breakfast of bacon, eggs & toast cooked over the hot coals. 

Drinking our iconic Australian Billy tea sweetened with sugar & taken with milk, chewing mouthfuls of our delicious breakfast, we reflected upon the reason for our time together upon this mountain.


We were all Missionary & Bible College students, we varied in ages. But that morning we were there as one to celebrate that special morning long ago that changed the history of mankind forever, when the tomb of Jesus was found empty.

That mountain top experience was many years ago…

You may be asking yourself the following….Why does Jennifer believe in Jesus?

Is it because of the evidence? The tradition? The knowledge? An experience?

My answer is; No none of those are the reason, although all of them have credence!

I believe & accept Jesus as my Lord & Savior through faith, because He first loved me & because of His sacrifice for me…

I don’t just believe but I also live in God’s amazing love, grace & forgiveness through His Son Jesus.

I am not perfect, I do screw up…

I am still living this side of heaven but I live in His love because of His continual kindnesses to me.

He is the bridge to an amazing relationship with the Father through His sacrifice & resurrection. Why?

Because our many times great grandparents, yes ours, created a huge gap in their & our relationship with God the Father through their deliberate rebelliousness at the beginning of our family history.

We inherited their legacy but through Jesus we can once again enjoy a personal relationship with God the Father through being born anew in His Spirit!

It is totally an individual choice to have this relationship of course…

However it doesn’t just happen automatically…

We need to choose to open the door of our heart to Jesus & His Spirit to be born anew.

Asking for this new life & acknowledging Jesus’ work for us personally (John 3:1-22 Refer).

I did this four decades ago. Story HERE

Well it’s now time for my afternoon tea with a cup of Chai tea & some fresh apple chips…

Until next time,


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In Prayer

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36 thoughts on “Tea on a Mountain

  1. Such a beautiful description of a breathtaking Easter morning–I felt like I was on the mountain with you! What a wonderful way to reflect on the beauty of the Easter morning that changed the course of human history!

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  2. This is beautiful, Jennifer! Hope you had a lovely Easter! I’m grateful for the hope it offers. I love the picture of the sunrise over the water!


  3. I’m so glad you shared your story today! Sounds like a lovely sunrise service! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll pop speak up when you visit! 🙂


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      1. Oh my! I’m so sorry. Two different thoughts blended and, apparently, didn’t get deleted correctly! 🙂 I simply meant that I hope you’ll say hi again when you visit! 🙂


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