Tuesday, June 1, 2010
View from the Top
It is interesting to note that as we kept climbing higher and still were not seeing an end in sight we would ask climbers that were coming down a question. Can you guess what that question was? "How much further to the top?" Yup you guessed it we were just over two hours into the hike/climb and we were getting discouraged.
Then we started up further to see the top and its wonderful view. There is something to be said about climbing out of the trees and seeing the top of the mountain and turning around to see the view that it affords. It was breathtaking as my wife put it. It was awe inspiring. Once my son got to see the top he wanted to see more. Did I mention that we were exhausted and that this was a 3 mile hike, one way! This view to the right is from the summit, before you go to the tip top. I did mention that we never made it to the tip top.
All in all we were glad to complete the hike and see the awesome view. Even if it took us 2 hours to come back down. Even if we forgot to bring water and snacks. Even if every muscle in our bodies hurt when we were done. It was a wonderful view, an awesome view and we had a great time all in all. Next time I would plan better. But I would still want to reach the top. I enjoy completing things I set out to do. It is a part of life and I want to keep doing that as much as humanly possible.
So GOD does the same thing for us. He keeps saying, "Keeping going it is worth the trip.", "Don't give up, just a little bit further.", "You can do it. The view is worth it." GOD may give us some difficult things to do, which someone said is not nice, but he always gives us what we can handle and he gives us the tools to handle it. We are never given more than we can handle from GOD. It is always what we can do and sometimes we make choices that we think we can not do. Sometimes that is true, we can not handle it, not alone that is. Sometimes we need someone to come along side and say "The water is just ahead, or the top is just a little further up. Don't give up. You can do it."
So remember the view from the top is worth it. You can do it. And when you think you can not, remember that GOD will help you. A.S.A.P. - Always Say A Prayer.