Standing Tall

Mt McKinley

Mt McKinley

At 20,320 feet, Mt. McKinley in Alaska is the tallest mountain in North America. It is the third highest peak in the world, trailing only Mt. Everest in Nepal and Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.

Geologists are surprised that Mt. McKinley is so tall, since it is located 300 miles inland, far from the tectonic activity of Alaska’s west coast area. In other words, located where it is, Mt. McKinley should not be nearly as tall as it is.

I don’t have any explanation for this, but it does cause me to think about something else that is difficult to explain. Do you know people who have come out of nowhere to stand tall in some way? A young lady is the first from her family to attend college, and yet she excels academically. A young man from a broken home, who practically raised himself, is a model of virtue. Another young person escapes the cycle of alcohol and drugs that has plagued her and goes on to live an exemplary life.

Let’s applaud those who have refused to play the role of victim. And let’s get rid of any excuses that keep us from being all that God created us to be.

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2 Responses to Standing Tall

  1. doris thoroughman says:

    I too had a husband who was one of those lucky people who became a wonderful man in spite of things that happened in his lifetime. Praise Jesue for it all.


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