At the Peak of a Precipice
As I look around me here in Texas I realize that there are very few Precipices to be found. I mean Dallas is not known for it’s mountains or even high ground. I will note that Cedar Hill does happen to have the peak elevation for the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex but 830ft is hardly a hill in my book. I was born at a higher elevation in Colorado Springs and grew up in North Carolina a stones throw from the Smoky Mountains. I have spent my fair share of time at a higher elevation then the one that I find myself at these days. In fact I spent almost a year living in the side of a mountain in Alpine. All this being said doesn’t seem to have done anything more than deviate me from my point.
The thing about a peak in particular is that it is the very top. If you ever have the joy of finding yourself at the peak of a mountain you find that no matter what direction you look you have uninterrupted views. Okay so not every peak gives you an uninterrupted view. Especially not in North Carolina or any stretch of the Smoky Mountains there are trees all over those peaks. But if you ever find yourself on the peak of a desert mountain you will be able to enjoy an uninterrupted view.
I love looking over an uninterrupted view. Do you know what I find is especially nice about that view? When I am standing there I know exactly where I am and can see where I am going next. I can see the obstacles that lie ahead and can plan on any detours that lie down the path. There is a security that can be found in seeing what lies ahead. Now I don’t know about you but even in the desert mountains there is still no way to know exactly how long it is going to take you to get from one place to the next or how often you may need to detour from you previously laid plans.
“The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.” – Psalm 37:23-24 (NLT)
There is a certain exhilaration that I get when I stand on a mountain. It is a feeling of infinite possibility. As I face the dawn of this New Year I find myself exhilarated by that same feeling of Infinite Possibility! This year is full of so much potential I am so glad to find myself stepping into this new season.
God Bless and Happy New Year!