January 10, 2010

Carrauntoohill Climb

Last week, we got the opportunity to climb Carrauntoohill, near Killarney, Co. Kerry. Bro. Eric brought us up and kept us safe, teaching us what to do if we slipped and started falling down the ice! The climb was not only beautiful, you wouldn't think it was in Ireland(!), but also challenging as we had to kick through the ice to get a foothold.
Coming down was fun sliding down the ice at first, but as we started down a place called the Devil's Ladder we had to cut each step out of the ice and took so long trying to get down it started getting dark!
Spiritually, there were plenty of illustrations about the Christian life to be learned, about the staying encouraged in Christ and enduring hardness (2Tim. 2:3), knowing that our struggles work in us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory (2Cor. 4:17). Also about walking circumspectly (Eph. 5:15) as Christians, being careful about every step and being sure we have sure footing lest we fall!
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