Climb With Hope

Friends,
Have you done much hiking in your life? Probably. And I have. Remember when you’re trying to reach the summit and it’s gotten so steep… and you stop to catch your breath, thinking you can’t go even one more step…? But your friend comes up beside you, waits with you a bit, and then says, “Well, come on.” You both grab some shrubs above you and pull yourselves up to the rock that looms in front of you. Now you are both on that rock –a few feet higher than you were a minute ago. “It’s just a little further,” he says.

You nod. You pull yourself up again… And then again… Feel like dying… but your friend smiles at you and you smile back…

Pretty soon… there you are –at the top. What a great feeling, huh? The wind, the view, knowing you actually accomplished it…

And just think: As great as THAT reward is, we press toward a Reward far greater… unimaginable to our human minds… something about —
forever being with the best Being in the universe –who is total Love, total Joy, total Peace, total Fulfillment… and He WANTS to give us all this that He has…

So, dear one, encourage each other… Be a friend. And extend love and hope –especially to those who can’t repay you. It’s the only road away from selfishness, away from bitterness, away from loneliness, away from despair… the only road to true life, the fulfilled life…

And yes, Jesus is that friend that is always there to give the words of strength and help… climbing with you… giving you that smile of hope… But for those who can’t quite feel His presence without someone to show them, may WE come alongside and let them feel Jesus through US…

So give out smiles
Of hope…
Love,
Rachel

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~ by smilesback on August 15, 2009.

 
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