Just a mile, mile and a half…
Anyone that hikes knows this canned response like a parent on a road trip. “How long till we get there?” and a parent answers, “a little longer.” A hiker asks how much further, a mile, mile and a half. Sometimes it’s fatigue that makes you want to be done, other times it’s anticipation, yet we always want to shorten the mundane or the struggle to get the reward. It is rewarding, though, to go where few go. When a faint trail crests that final hill, you look down on a beautiful valley suspending a high mountain lake, and the sun glistens off the water inviting you in. There is a similar depth to the depth we find in the simple disciplines of our faith that over time lead us to places few have been: places of depth, love, and trust.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
One of the observations is the use of wisdom & knowledge- what you experienced and what you learned. Learning and seeking, silence and waiting, are at the heart of getting closer to God, and practicing over time leads to the day when you see something new and inspiring, a new revelation that brings life.