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Falling, a Pike’s Peak Adventure

Crag Trail, Pikes Peak, from 14ers.comMy family and I climbed Pikes Peak last week.  It’s a funny thing about climbing mountains in that there’s so much UP.  Up, and up, and up; one foot in front of the other.

And then, after you catch your breath at the summit– dowwwwwwwwwn you go.  Down, down, down, down. One foot in front of the other.

And if you aren’t careful on the steeper parts, CRASH!!!  You can easily fall on the rocks. Pikes Peak, Co, down the Crag, 2009, Gloriadelia ©

A hard fact (no pun intended) that I discovered first hand.

Climbing down, just under the summit, I tripped and slammed down onto some sharp rocks.  It really hurt.   You know those lumps that the Bugs Bunny characters get on their heads?  That’s what my hip looked like for days.

The Bible talks a lot about falling and stumbling, as in HOW NOT TO, and WHO will be there to catch you if you do.

So, here’s some verses I hope you fall in love with:

“…though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” Psalm 37:24

“Let me fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is very great…” 1 Chronicles 21:13

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Pikes Peak, Crag trail, Gloriadelia ©

My son's buddy, Taylor, walking past an awesome rock formation on the Crag Trail, Pike's Peak

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall

into the heart of the sea… Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:1-2, 10

And if you fall, Jesus has strong arms to catch you…

“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27

“Falling, falling, falling…Down I go.  Again I stumble, hurt my pride, and bruise my soul.  But just as quick as down I trip, His arms reach out.  He grabs my heart and sets my feet on a safer route.” ~Gloris Young