....the ponderings and wanderings of a Marble pastor's wife.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Sound of Music Trail......A friend and I went on a hike today on a
trail that I have renamed "The Sound of Music" trail. The reason I have
renamed it is obvious. You reach this certain point where you just
tap into your own Julie Andrews and just start singing "The hills are
alive with the Sound of Music." Now I have to confess that I have been
on many trails in which I have broken into song and twirled just like Julie Andrews. But on this trail it has become a sacred ritual to do so at this one particular point.
The trail that leads you to this point is mostly uphill. So as we sat
and had lunch today my friend made the comment that our picnic spot
(which has also become a ritual) was lovely but the problem was just
getting there. I immediately responded that would be a good sermon
title; the problem is just getting there.
My Daddy is still
struggling with his health and is still in the hospital. The struggle to
get well is often a problem. The end result of wellness may be the
point where one breaks forth into songs of praise and thanksgiving.
However the journey there is often a problem, a struggle, a
I am truly grateful that for the
Christian, wellness is never completely obtained until we reach that
"City not made by hands...."! That view will be one in which all of us
will take to our knees and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! We will truly
break forth into songs of praise and thanksgiving. Yes, sometimes the
journey may be difficult. But if these mountains have taught me
anything, it is that along the way there are precious creations to see
and treasures hidden all around. Each small blessing along the trail
gives you strength to take the next step so that you can continue with
anticipation to see what God has in store for you next!