“One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.” - Gilbert K. Chesterton
Oh, it can be so delicious to feel like we’ve reached a peak. We all love those mountaintop experiences — the satisfaction of completing the climb, the breadth of our view from the top, maybe a sense of being above it all…
But it’s true — from a lofty vantage, the rest of the world can look pretty small. And if we start thinking that the best place to be is elevated way up high, it’s really easy to become perpetually frustrated and dissatisfied with most of life. Because 99.9% of it isn’t spent sitting on a pinnacle above the clouds. A whole lot of life happens in the valleys.
This is a great thing, because these valleys are fertile. These valleys are rich, places of adventure and experience, alive with animals and vegetation, beautiful with mossy hillocks and ferns and flowing rivers.
I love a mountaintop as much as the next guy. But it’s no less a blessing when my path leads into a deep shadowy river valley. Can’t wait to see you Saturday at 6:00 pm. Join us at 5:30 for wine & cheese & community! XO, Rev. Drew