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Rock Climbing and Ethiopia

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)

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