The Mountain Climber

Trust in the LORD with all
thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In
all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

The story tells about a mountain climber, who wanted to climb the highest mountain. He began his adventure after many years of preparation, but since he wanted the glory just for himself, he decided to climb the mountain alone.

The night fell heavy in the heights of the mountain, and the man could not see anything. All was black. Zero visibility, and the moon and the stars were covered by the clouds.

As he was climbing only a few feet away from the top of the mountain, he slipped and fell off into the air, falling at great speed. The climber could only see black spots as he went down, and the terrible sensation of being sucked down by gravity. He kept falling, and in those moments of great fear, all the good and the bad episodes of his life flashed through his mind.

He was thinking about how close death was getting, when all of the sudden he felt the rope tied to his waist pull him very hard. His body was hanging in mid-air. Only the rope was holding him, and at that moment of stillness, he had no other choice but to scream: "Help me, God!"

All of the sudden, a deep voice coming from the sky answered:

"Save me, God!" the climber replied.


"Of course I believe you can save me."


There was a moment of silence; then the man decided to hold onto the rope with all his strength.

The rescue team found the climber the next morning, frozen to death, his body hanging from the rope around his waist...... only ten feet away from the ground!

What about you? How attached are you to your rope? Are you willing to trust God, and cut the rope?

~author unknown~

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