and by that title i'm not referring to the frequency of which i've been blogging (although that would be appropriate given that it's taken me a few weeks to get out of the holiday rest period and into the swing of the new year).
instead, i'm referring to your tenure at mars hill. 1 1/2 years down...1 1/2 years to go. you're on the down slope. you've crested the mountain's peak and are on your descent. you must feel relief that you've made it through the toughest climb and now it's a matter of wading through the tricky terrain. some people get cocky on the way down, thinking it's easier - while it may not be as strenuous, it does require much more dexterity and attention. it's too easy to roll an ankle or slip on a rock or trip and tumble down if you're not watching every footstep.
so - my hope for you on this down slope is that your attentions are sharp and your feet are nimble. that your eyes are clear and you can see the landscape laid before you, map your descent and arrive safely at the bottom. godspeed to you, shauna.
2 Samuel 22:32-37
32 For who is God besides the LORD ?
And who is the Rock except our God?
33 It is God who arms me with strength
and makes my way perfect.
34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
he enables me to stand on the heights.
35 He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36 You give me your shield of victory;
you stoop down to make me great.
37 You broaden the path beneath me,
so that my ankles do not turn.