I’d like to share my oldest son’s pictures, from one of his hikes. Here is where I drop him off and my husband picks him up. The lodge was destroyed by fire.
He is a very ambitious trail blazer: He will go places that the rest of our family wouldn’t even consider…
This hike up Mt.Drabble is one of his more tame adventures. Since there is a clear trail – I won’t worry about his safe return…
If I had a billion dollars, I’d buy him a mountain range. He’d build scenic trails that reach the summit.
On our old property, we had mostly forest and he made trails throughout it. He has a gift for knowing just where to place the path. It meandered through clusters of ferns, drifts of bleeding heart and along-side massive old stumps painted living green with salal bushes and moss.
I never worried that he would disrupt the flora and fauna. Once he had no choice but to dig up a trillium. He brought it to me and I planted it in the rose garden.
When we moved, I dug it up again and it now resides in my present woodland garden.
We left our forest behind, but we have a piece of “forest” on our new property.
This climb up Mt. Drabble, like life’s journey, has taken us through some not so pretty sections… and some refreshing ones too!
But when you keep the destination in mind – you are empowered to keep ascending. Hope is a driving force. The summit will come and what’s behind won’t matter, compared to the glorious view before you.
Where is your life’s journey taking you? Have you set out like Christian in Pilgrim’s Progress? Are you aiming for the Celestial City?
Have you been sidetracked by Mr. Legality? Mr. Worldly Wiseman? A giant? Or any others of that great classic? If so, get back on the pilgrimage. It’s narrow, but it won’t get you lost!
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14
In our home school we are reading “Pilgrim’s Progress” again. It is an old copy that was once used in the school libraries. Perhaps, like the Bible, it is now considered obsolete in the public schools. This freedom to read, unrestrained, in our own “school” is awesome!
Walk on – fellow pilgrims! ~ Wendy