The Climb

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Two men were eager to climb the Matterhorn, an especially steep and treacherous mountain. They hired three guides and started the climb. When they reached the steepest and most dangerous part, the men roped themselves together in this order: guide, traveler, guide, traveler, guide. On their way up, the guide at the back lost his footing. The other four men were able to hold him up until the next man slipped and pulled two others down with him. Being roped together, now all four men were held in place by the first guide at the top. Wisely, this man had driven a spike deep into the ice and anchored himself to the mountain. This allowed enough time for all of the men to regain their footing (F.B. Meyer).

In a sense, we are all climbing a mountain on our way up to heaven. We have all lost our footing on the way up. Thankfully, there have been times when others have been there to help us when we slipped (Galatians 6:1-2). Sadly, sometimes our slips have brought others down as well. Praise the Lord, however, that Christ is leading the way!

Christ will never slip or fall (Mark 16:19). He is our anchor, firm and secure (Hebrews 6:19). He is our foundation (1 Corinthians 3:11). He is our Savior (1 John 4:14-16).

Christ will always stand strong. At times we may slip, but as long as we stay attached to Him, He will not let us fall.

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