Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Conquered Or Conqueror

George Mallory, a famous mountaineer and explorer from England, led two expeditions to conquer Mount Everest. Both times he failed to conquer the mountain. He was so intense that he enlisted another expedition to make a third attempt to get to the top.

He studied his past efforts thoroughly and made extensive preparations, carefully planning every detail. This time, however, before he reached the top, an avalanche struck, killing him and most of his men.

One of the survivors was determined to honor Mallory. Looking at a picture of Mount Everest, he cried with tears in his eyes, "We shall defeat you some day because you can't get any bigger and we can."

When we feel defeated or destroyed by the tragedies of life, the most important thing we can ever do is to take God at His word. With Paul we can proclaim, "I can do all things through Christ!"

Prayer: Lord, may we seek strength from You, to meet and overcome every challenge we face. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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