Reflections From the Heart of Allan Redenius
In case you don’t know it, May was climbing month on Mt. Everest. This mountain is the behemoth of mountains. Standing at 29,032 feet, it is a marvel to see. With 5,280 feet in a mile, Everest is five- and one-half miles high.
From an early age, I always have been infatuated by this mountain and the exploits of those who attempt to climb it. This year, I read of a man who turned around only 100 meters from the summit. That’s a little more than a football field. For a lot of reasons, even being that close to the top, he had to turn back. Can you imagine, coming that far, exerting all that effort, and then, having to turn around? I guess it’s better to live and try another day, than die trying today.
Here’s the problem with another day on Everest. I’ve read by the time you pay for Sherpas (guides), permits, travel, etc., you can spend well in excess of $40,000. Not only that, but every year also you get older and it’s less likely your climbing will be successful.
I know the route to the top of Everest. But in this life, as long as I know the route to heaven, one day instead of looking up at Mt. Everest, I’ll be looking down upon the summit.
By the way, if, in fact, you are going to climb Mt. Everest, take a lot of pictures for me. In turn, I’ll send pictures of heaven to you. Oh wait. I can’t do that. But John paints a beautiful word picture of heaven as he describes the indescribable in the Book of Revelation.
Why don’t you read all about it? You won’t want to miss it!!
See ya at the top!
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Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.