Christmas morning my brother and I were running late to meet my mom at a gas station about thirty miles from her house. Living in the Sierra Nevada Mountains all the roads are curvy as they wind their way through the foothills. It was foggy that morning, which made the road wet.
Five years ago this month, I had the incredible joy and privilege of experiencing the adventure of Colorado. I had trained for six months to be ready for a backpacking trip in Machu Picchu in Peru that was scheduled to happen in May. Going to Colorado to hike at higher elevations was the last test to see if my fitness level would be suitable for the high elevation that I would be hiking in once I got to Peru.
Proverbs 24:30-34 tells a story of a man passing by a vineyard owned by a slacker who lacked sense and judgement. His vineyard was over grown and in great disrepair. When I read this story, I can’t help but think of myself and the way I handled my life for a number of years. It was easier to not look at the decay that was going on around me than to face the truth of my situation.