Wednesday, January 5, 2022

With Heart Held High

"So walk down this mountain
With your heart held high
Follow in the footsteps of your maker
With this love that's gone before you
And these people at your side
If you offer up your broken cup
You will taste the meaning of this life"
--chorus from "Walk Down This Mountain" by Bebo Norman

I sing this song to myself and sometimes aloud
when I'm hiking in the mountains.

I find encouragement and strength for the journey ahead.
Having been to the mountaintop,
I return to ordinary life with renewed strength
following in the footsteps of my "Maker"
with the people of faith who walk daily beside me.

I offer up to you 
the best that I have to give-- 
myself, a broken cup, a broken vessel--
trusting that you use me as I am.
That is the meaning of life -- 
to be used by you, Lord, for the good of the world.

So today, I walk with my heart held high
finding hope and encouragement 
for the days ahead
knowing that you lead the way
and I walk on in the midst of the great cloud of witnesses.

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