Stopping Just Short of the Goal

There is a marker on a rock near the top of Mount Washington, marking the spot where a woman climber lay down and died. She was so close to the top that she could almost hit it with a stone. A hundred steps more and she would have reached the shelter she sought, but she did not know this. Disheartened by the storm, beaten in body and distressed in spirit, she was at the end of her courage. She could not see a step ahead, so she lay down and died one hundred steps from her goal.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9

Source: Twelve Chosen Men Who Changed the World, Curtis Hutson
Submitted by the homiletics class of West Coast Baptist College

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