It was close to hour six of our ten-mile, eleven-hour hike over the Columbine Pass that Romans 1:20 resonated with me. At that time, we were at approximately 11,000 feet, and the 12,000 foot pass was right around the corner. It could have been my fatigue getting the best of me, but I really believe it was the Holy Spirit putting praise in my heart for the glory of God through His creation. Every few steps I would look around and audibly say, “Wow”. The beauty, height, and power of the mountain gave me a glimpse into the eternal power and divine nature of God.
Practice, difficulty, sacrifice. Not exactly the words we think of when we picture art and giving in our minds. Yet, through these, giving becomes the gift that keeps on giving. Resulting in not only an impact in your own life, but the lives of those who benefit from the gift.
Mountains are huge and difficult. They stand in the way of a straight path to the other side.. we can’t even see the other side from where we stand. And in this life on earth, we always have mountains in our hearts that block the straight path to the other side. Mountains that, without a savior, we are helpless to overcome.
The final tale in our Forging 2016 series ends in an epic tribute and summit of Wheeler Peak. But what does forging conquerors really mean? Is in only in victory, or in something more that we conquer? This tale shows us that only those in the arena will know.