God’s Word for Today: Adventure
Climbing a ladder is always an adventure. How many rungs are you willing to go up? How much tighter does your grasp on life increase as your distance from the stars decreases? If your ladder had no end, where would you finally stop?
Just a few thoughts to ponder while we understand this word of Adventure. Maybe climbing a ladder isn’t your first choice for an adventure. Would walking under a ladder be more of an adventure? Is deliberately facing the possibility of bad luck an adventure itself? I have always maintained that the only bad luck generated by walking under a ladder is the possibility of the ladder falling on you. Otherwise, the ½ second to glance up, determine the risk factor, then proceed, far outweighs the advanced time taken to walk around said ladder. Let’s get back to our adventure.
Last night, I was discussing with a friend of mine, the adventures life puts in front of you. Most would just as soon avoid any kind of adventure and hold on tight to security, habit, peace, ritual, conformity, and all the other creatures of habit that live a far-removed life from adventure. We both agreed that the greatest lessons and memories we have retained, are from unforeseen adventures we have happened upon.
Proverbs 8:35. For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord.
This was Jesus speaking before there was a Christmas or Easter. These words were relayed long before His 33-year adventure. How do we even dare relate our extremely short existence to someone who was created before this earth, as we know it, was formed? That brings us back to Jesus’ walk on this earth.
He came here for you and me. Jesus joined us for a short time, so our everyday adventure of life could be tied directly with God. A limitless ladder of love that we have access to climb if we believe.
Today might be a good day to get away from the habit of walking under the glory of the life you were meant to live, and start climbing. It is time to stop worrying about the possibility of a misstep. Just start climbing. One desired elevation at a time. One adventure at a time. One favor from the Lord at a time. Encourage others to start climbing with you. Amen and amen.