When I was around ten, I discovered Dr. Seuss. Yes, the other kids laughed when the teacher took us to the library and I pulled the “little kids” books off the shelf. No matter, I read anyway.
Here’s one of my favorite quotes:
I noticed as I looked back through old blog posts that this is a recurring theme. Time has been wasted in my life, swirling down the drain like old bathwater.
However, what’s past is past. Today, this day, this moment, no matter my age, no matter how tired I feel, no matter minor aches and pains, I can redeem the time. I can climb the mountain one step at a time.
A friend told me about visiting The Walls of Jericho in Tennessee. This is a description:
The “Walls” is an impressive geological feature that forms a large bowl shaped amphitheater. Embedded in the limestone are bowling ball size holes from which water drips and spouts, creating a unique water feature. This amphitheater gives rise to steep 200-foot sheer rock walls that creates the natural feature defining the amphitheater. Turkey Creek drains through the “Walls” and has been an active geological force in creating the amphitheater. The natural area forest is comprised of maples, oaks, hickories, tulip tree, American beech, eastern red cedar, and many other plants commonly associated with limestone. The forestland beyond the “Walls” feature is noteworthy with its many bluffs, large rock outcroppings, caves, and sinkholes.
My friend said it was an arduous seven-mile hike, and that she almost didn’t make it back. Yet, she had no choice. She had to keep plodding forward until she made it through the “Walls of Jericho.”
We can often do more than we believe we are capable of simply by placing one foot in front of another and leaning on others for support.
And Paul gives us an example of this when he says:
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 3:12-14
Today is my day! My mountain is waiting. I don’t know where it leads, but I’ll get on my way!