Hi hey hello,
I mentioned yesterday that I participated in a high ropes course on our Winter Expedition, so today, I wanted to talk a little about that. We started out the morning with low ropes courses, balancing on a “boat”, planning out catches, throwing objects, etc. It was incredibly fun, but one of the things that I could not get out of my mind was the high ropes course. I am utterly petrified of heights, unless they are involved in a roller coaster, I know, odd. Anyway, the time came for us to begin the high ropes courses.
They were of course, not what I was expecting. I was figuring it would be something like an obstacle course in the air. While one of the things we did was similar, they were different. The first thing we did was basically a ladder, tire climb, rope net, and rock climbing all in one. Everyone attempted it, I did horribly, and panicked not very far off the ground, but am proud that I actually attempted it. The other thing the group I was in did was jumping off a telephone pole. It was about 40 feet off the ground, and you jumped to a trapeze that was a few feet away. Due to my aforementioned fear of heights, I did not participate in this event. I greatly regret it now, but life goes on.
Though it was not technically part of the high ropes course, I figured I would go ahead and include this in. The next day we did for real rock climbing, like on rocks. It was insane. There were 5 different walls, an easy one, a medium one, a harder one, a hard one, and then a SUPER hard one. I did the medium one, and much to my amazement, got to the top! I was so unbelievably proud of myself. I did not think at all that I would get anywhere near the top, but I did it. I know this may not be some huge accomplishment for some of you, but it was for me. I never thought I would have been able to do that, it was truly only through God. I would not have been able to do that without Him. There were a few times when I got to spots that I had freak outs that I would stop and pray. It was so refreshing.
God is so awesome!
Title Lyrics: Our God – Chris Tomlin
Have you ever done anything like that? High ropes courses? Rock climbing? What was your experience like?
PS. Happy birthday to my darling sister Hannah! She is ten today!