Jesus climbed...so shall I!
Exodus 19:3 says, "Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, "This is what you are to say to the house of Jacob..." As you know...Moses, the most known character of the old testament, was kinda important. He got to chat with God...on a mountainside!
Matthew 17:1-2 states, "After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as the light." As you can see...Jesus and a few of his buddies trekked up a mountain...and guess what? Moses was there again!
What's my point? Both Jesus and Moses...in there polartec and gore-tex gear, ice axe in hand, and crampons on tightly, climbed there way up several pitches of 5.12 plus routes, traversing bottomless crevasses, and summiting in record time all while glorifying the Father! When I read these scriptures...this is what I am envisioning!
Ok...that's a stretch...maybe I am taking the verses out of context a little. However, these stories do stick out to me because I would have loved to have been on those hikes/climb up the mountain. Obviously, I love to climb! I will climb anything...stone, buildings, trees,...if there's anything I can put my fingers in and toes on...I'm sending it!
I don't know exactly how Jesus felt up there...but I do know how I feel: overjoyed, content, grateful, and most of all rewarded.