Love is patient, love is kind… it is not self-seeking… Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. –1 Corinthians 13:4
I have to pause in my Zona Camp/Riverside/Beach blogs to relate what a great time I had today climbing Vulture Peak, located just outside Wickenburg Arizona with my good friend Josh. Actually, he carried me part of the way, well, almost. The hike is just under three miles with a gain of 1,000 feet in elevation. Most of that increase in altitude comes in the latter part of the hike. The trail ends in a saddle and you have to scramble (rock climbing without ropes) to reach the top. The views are definitely worth the effort. Fun times!
If your a man and you don’t spend time with other Christian men, you are missing out on all the benefits from the verse above. In this alien world we need to stay connected to other men that love the Lord and all of His ways. Josh was kind to me, he did not gloat over the fact that he had to carry me part of the way, he avoids evil and loves the truth, he protected me (I was looking to see what kind of bird was making that strange noise, not realizing the sound was coming from a rattlesnake that was in my path), he always gives me hope to carry on and he bought me breakfast! Thanks Dude….