CONQUERED OR CONQUEROR
George Mallory, a famous mountaineer and explorer from England, led two expeditions to conquer Mount Everest. Both times he failed to conquer the mountain. He refused to give up and was so committed to conquering the mountain that he recruited another team to accompany him on another expedition.
He studied his past efforts thoroughly and made extensive preparations, carefully planning every detail. Finally, he began his ascent. However, before he reached the top this time, an avalanche struck, killing him and most of his men.
One of the survivors was determined to honor Mallory. Looking at a picture of Mount Everest, he cried, and with tears in his eyes, shouted, “We shall defeat you some- day because you can’t get any bigger and we can.”
When we feel defeated or destroyed by the tragedies and trials of life, the most important thing we can ever do is to face them honestly. Then carefully plan, take God at His word, and try again. With Paul we can proclaim, “I can do all things through Christ!”
Prayer: Lord, may we labor in Your strength to meet and overcome every challenge we face. In You, with You, and through You, we will succeed! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13