I’m afraid of heights so this week’s photo challenge didn’t inspire much in me.
However, I am a fan of details and it was bothering me that all my upstairs windows had candles in them expect the one at the very top of the house in the attic. One would think that wouldn’t be so hard to rectify but it’s a two story attic and it required me to ascend this:
After which I had to navigate this expanse, the last ten feet or so being without wide boards to walk on. My over-active fear factor was great, imagining myself falling through the insulation to whatever awaited me below.
However, it was all worth it, because now that little light of mine is shining up there and my quest for every last detail concerning my Christmas decorating has been fulfilled.
And it got me to thinking this morning as we wait for the birth of Jesus and the ending of this year.
What is it in my life that I’m afraid to risk? I love my volunteer job but there are many more hours in the week and where else should I be in those hours? And honestly, although I love the organization I spend my time with I know there are others out there that require more personal risk on my part in order to help others. Which one of those should I be looking for?
Almost all of the inspirational quotes and readings I’ve been confronted with recently have been all about trust, hope and risk. Certainly there’s been a message there for me.
And isn’t it interesting that it took a photo challenge that I almost skipped for me to realize that?
So yes….not exactly the technically best photos this week but let’s ascend. Let’s look for those seemingly inaccessible places we need to travel to in our lives in order to ascend so we can place and light that candle for someone else’s good.
It’s a good a New Year’s resolution as any. In fact, better than most.