Saturday, May 22, 2010

Highest Point

Associated Press - 5/22/2010 12:55:00 PM

The youngest climber to reach the peak of Mount Everest hugged his tearful companions and told them he loved them. Then 13-year-old Jordan Romero took the satellite phone and called his mom.

"He says, 'Mom, I'm calling you from the top of the world,'" a giddy Leigh Anne Drake told The Associated Press from California, where she had been watching her son's progress minute by minute on a GPS tracker online.

Jordan carried a number of good luck charms, including a pair of kangaroo testicles given to him by a friend who has cancer. "That's the one that probably meant the most," Bailey said.

At the summit, Jordan left behind his lucky rabbit's foot and planted some seeds that a Buddhist monk at a local monastery had given him for luck on his journey, Bailey said. Then he took the satellite phone and called his mom.  Use this link to read the article in its entirety.

Can you even imagine climbing to the highest point of God’s creation? Can you imagine the view one must see from that point?

My next statements are not meant to demean this young boy in any manner. Still I find it strange that the journalist chose to point out all the lucky charms of this young man. The God of all creation watches as one of his little children scale a mountain that is impossible to most men. Then He watches as lucky charms are put in place. Can you even imagine how God felt when seeds from a Buddhist monk was planted on the mountain He has allowed so many to climb? Then again God created the seed, did He not? Still my heart burned as I felt the Holy Spirit say “to whom would you give credit for all you accomplish? Where would you place your praise?”

“No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24 Douay- Rheims Bible

Please note the way in which Wesley (commentary) defines mammon “Mammon - Riches, money; anything loved or sought, without reference to God.” Another said “Mammon can also be devised as the sense of "what one trusts in."

Father, creator of heaven and earth may our eyes be fixed on you. At our highest points in life, may we always remember that our accomplishments are because of the abilities that You have given us? May we always remember that we can do nothing without You?   All praise and glory belong to You!

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  1. Timely post. Good insight on this news story.
    Thank you!

  2. I want to give Him all the glory for my life and for whatever I accomplish. As a a Christian...He alone is God. Thank you for this.

  3. I was thinking the same thing as they went through the lucky charms. I'm glad you pointed it out. I'm wondering if God may have cried a little that he was not honored in any way. Thank you for sharing this.

  4. As I was reading your post that was the first thing that I was thinking also.

  5. I too was thinking lucky charms??? God is merciful, but I'm sure it grieves Him when people place these "things" about the God of the universe. Good post, Linda,

  6. A very interesting story today. That young boy sure completed a wonderful journey. I hope is journey to our Lord is a good one too.

    Blessings, Jeanne

  7. How very sad that this young man relies on lucky charms for his protection. You are so right, this mountain is GOd's creation! We need to pray for this boy and his family...


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