Hope in Climbing


"Not many of us are living at our best. 

We linger in the lowlands because we are afraid to climb the mountains. 

The steepness and ruggedness dismay us, and so we stay in the misty valleys and do not learn the mystery of the hills. 

We do not know what we lose in our self-indulgence,

what glory awaits us

if only we had courage for the mountain climb,

what blessing we should find if only we would move to the uplands of God."

~J.R.M. (Streams in the Desert)


So…let's get on our climbing boots…

("…your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;" Eph 6:15)

And head out for those hills!!!

(The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places…" Habukkuk 3:19)

"But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine." Isaiah 43:1