Biblically speaking, mountains have always been a place where we go to find God. It is not hard to understand why – for they offer a view of the world that is often unobstructed and pristine.
While I imagine most of us have visited mountain tops in our own lives, unless you have climbed up and down one, you cannot completely understand it as the apostles did. It takes a lot of energy and endurance to climb and the more you carry, the harder you have to work.
The same can be said of our lives. The journey to God is also difficult and the less baggage you carry with you, the easier your ascent will be. We must learn to live in the moment and be prepared, but not worry to much about the path ahead.
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