Being on the mountain is always refreshing. God has made everything good but I think He is especially pleased with the mountain work. Personally, the mountain has always carried an image of God's sovereignty and associated with it a sense of freedom.The invitation to be part of the Ethiopia project team came in today. It's a step into the unknown for me. Like repelling down the rock today, I have to let go of some of my own sense of security and trust the equipment and my partner to do their job - and therein lies my freedom.
From Heidelberg Catechism, Question 28:
What advantage is it to us to know that God has created, and by his providence does still uphold all things?
Answer: That we may be patient in adversity; (a) thankful in prosperity; (b) and that in all things, which may hereafter befall us, we place our firm trust in our faithful God and Father, (c) that nothing shall separate us from his love; (d) since all creatures are so in his hand, that without his will they cannot so much as move. (e)