27 October 2016
You Were Never Meant to Carry This – Every Mountain, Every Valley
Greetings Dear Reader,
I recall fondly that my dad and I used to play a game called Feudal. It was one of the popular Bookshelf Games. In it you set up your army and used some very contrived moves to attach your opponent. There were mountains and rough terrain on the board. One had navigate around mountains and only certain pieces could go on rough terrain.
The journey is often over rough terrain. We have to traverse it whether we wish too or not. We climb rough rugged mountains. We traverse deep dark valleys. Some days even smooth soft paths hurt our feet. Some days every step is an effort.
Other days we the journey is easy in the warm sunlight. The wind is at your back and the path is filled with loving fellow travelers. Some days the journey is filled with real joy.
The challenge is to realize that the easy path and the rough terrain are all necessary and good. They are all part of our movement toward home and permanent good. It is never the journey younger me. It is the one we follow on the journey. It is the love we show our fellow travelers.
No matter where I find myself in the journey make the most of it. I must follow in faith and only carry the things that I need. It will get better. To resit the path is, after all, futile.
Mountain Top – Second Chapter of Acts
The mountain tops are not as tall
The valleys seem to be getting small
Still the river rolls deep inside me
Take the dreams that didn't grow
And visions that melted in the snow
Take away my laugh
Still I'll climb the pathway home
With my hand in your hand
My life in your life
My spirit will rise
Until I see the rainbow
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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