A mountain climber found himself on the side of a precipice, in a very dangerous position; he had to do this in order to rescue another worker who had been with him. Fearlessly the mountain climber completed his task and rescued his friend. Not once did he think of the way he endangered his own life; he thought only of the need to rescue his friend.
The next day newspaper reports asked him to go back to the place and show them how he rescued his friend. The man took the reporters up the mountain and began to show them some of the dangerous spots. All at once he stopped. ???I am much too frightened to climb that mountain,??? he said pointing to the place where he had rescued his friend.
The newspaper reporters were shocked. ???But what about yesterday???? asked one reporter. ???You weren???t afraid then.???
???Oh, no!??? said the mountain climber. ???I did not think of myself. I thought of the man I had to rescue.???
God gives Christians extra strength and courage when they need it. If you need to do something especially hard, ask God to give you strength. He will do it. (Source Ruth Johnson, Devotions for the Family p24)
Have a blessed day!
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31, NIV.
March 1st, 2005:
running,climbing,anything we need help with..