climbing my whole life

K2 in summer.
Imagine this peak hidden in the clouds...

My musical taste these days is as varied as a 5th grader’s daydreams (who am I kidding? I daydream like a 5th grader!), but they all have one thing in common: inspiration.

So, here’s something that’s been inspiring me lately: On the Mountain by Christa Wells. I came about this songwriter via Tim Challies and his “Friends of the Blog” program, of which I am certainly a “friend!” I like this song mainly for the first few lines, “I’ve been climbing my whole life, and I’m only at the bottom of the mountain…”

I love that we attempt what seems absolutely impossible. The top of the mountain is so far hidden in the clouds that our best guess might still be miles off. Yet, we keep on climbing – not distracted by all the ways it doesn’t make sense – knowing that we will arrive and stand with our Redeemer one day.

Here are the lyrics. Click on the title to hear it on myspace. Enjoy, friends!

ON THE MOUNTAIN
By Christa Wells

I’ve been climbing my whole life
and I’m only at the bottom of the mountain,
at the bottom of the mountain
Rising up from my feet
in the daylight
rising up into the clouds and out of my sight
is the height of that mountain

Well my hands cannot reach it
and my mind can’t comprehend it
but my soul is gonna get there one day

Lord, these shoes are gonna need some help
so we can make it to the top of the mountain
to the top of your mountain

Many feet have gone before us
with a habit of faith and courage
they’ll meet us at the road’s end

Chorus

I’ve been climbing my whole life
and I’m only at the bottom of the mountain
at the bottom of the mountain

All along this road
when it feels so
far to the top, you say,
just hold on to the mountain

Well my soul (oh, my soul) is gonna get there one day

let LOVE fly like cRaZy

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