We arrive at our destination, we know what we are going to do, but do we really know of how we will accomplish what we are to set out to do? The destination is within the mountains, we plan to hike at least one of them, but we really have no clue as to which trail we will embark on, as each trail has a sort of mystery about it, we really don’t know what to expect? As the mystery creates a sort of fear within us, that pushes us further into the Abyss of this mystery, that has us except the challenge to conquer the fear and explore all that is before us.
We look at the trail signs at the trail head, pull out the map to see just where we really are? Although this may tell us where we are, or which direction to take, this really says nothing of what we may run into along the way on this trail. Maybe erosion has washed parts of the trail away? maybe a Black Bear family has taken up Homestead along the trail? There really is no way of telling, unless we take the first step into the Abyss of this trail.
We take the first steps of our trek, find that the trail leads us deeply into a thick wooded forest, as we try to keep our eyes on the marks of the trail, we find our anxiety rises with the fear from the mystery of the trail. Some parts of the trail, from the erosion of past storms are soft and squishy beneath our feet, now that we have this mud on the sole of our feet, now we have to pay attention on not slipping and becoming hurt, while the closest Hospital is many miles away and with nobody around……. how then do we even get to the Hospital? You always need a contingent plan and then work the plan for which we planned to help us get through the beginning parts of this trail, that now has us deep within it’s Abyss.
The trail now starts to become steeper and the grade has our calf muscles getting to be like a fire inside our legs, we continue to walk this trail, cause we are now sucked into the Abyss, as well as being very intrigued , like finding that their is more to the hike, than what we really have planned. The mountain stream, working it’s way down the mountain and becoming one with the mountain, as we step from rock to rock, to make it safely to the other side, now we become mixed as the Abyss throws a new challenge at us.
The Trek up the mountain and what the Abyss will come to teach us, go hand and hand with each other, as they both will teach us to Persevere and never give up no matter the odds against us. All trails everywhere will have us travel through the Abyss, because when we learn from God, we can move forward into the Abyss with less fear, as we explore more trails, while we walk our paths through this journey of life.
” Walk gently into the Abyss, as it is this Abyss that will help us move forward with strength and confidence”
” The Abyss is the mystery that has us except the challenge, to conquer and explore all that is around us”