An obstacle to overcome, a problem too great to bear,
Or an opportunity for a view to which none can compare.
What you call a mountain depends on your attitude,
And how you see it depends on your altitude.
If you want the majesty you’ll have to venture out,
And leave behind the baggage of comfortable doubt.
Then, once you’ve chosen to take the climb,
You must then take action one step at a time.
One step may seem small, but if you keep going you will see progress,
And you may even see beauty in the long climbing process.
For life springs forth from the decay and dirt on the ground,
Sometimes you just need to pause for a moment and look around.
So, embrace the journey as you continue the climb,
One step, one moment, one breath at a time.
The journey may get tiring, and your muscles will grow sore,
But in the pain is a lesson you cannot ignore.
Though your pride will likely protest,
Even the most athletic must come to a rest.
So, remember to rest, and to refuel too,
You must take care if you want to reach the top with its view.
After some time of rest and recuperation,
You can once more give the climb your full concentration.
Put one foot in front of the other once more and keep repeating,
Approaching the top and the promised view you are seeking.
In time and in steps, you will reach your destination,
With a combination of exhaustion and unprecedented elation.
And, if you look at the view of the mountains that now surround you,
You’ll feel so small but you’ll overflow with gratefulness too.
Mere words cannot articulate the beauty of what the eyes behold,
Some things must be experienced and not simply told.
As you take in the view so simply breathtaking,
Know that both the journey and this destination were of His making.
Keep your heart as open as your eyes and you’ll see,
That God was with you all along the journey.
He provided air in your lungs and reminders to rest,
And let you see hope and beauty in the quest.
He sustained you even when you did not notice His attention,
And He worked in ways beyond mortal comprehension.
He had every step of the way fully charted,
And was present in the valley before you even started.
A glimpse of what He is doing and what His hands have done,
Truly, there is no view that can be compared to this one.