My sister and I had a conversation on the MSN Chat this morning…
A while back I sent her a YouTube video Amazing Grace History on the Black Notes. (
I had asked her if — did you see that BLACK NOTES THING
you never said you did
I watched it on my big screen!
and I think it changed me
“you cant climb a mountain if its smooth”
I have told everyone I know that line
and have told them just to think about that!!
I really believe that because of hearing that I have been able to not focus on the negative
that life is a huge mountain
and I am climbing
all the time.
She talked about how you want to help other people and sometimes you just can’t, not because you dont want to, but because circumstances and choices and because its their mountain!!
She went on to say: can you imagine how hard it would be to climb a smooth mountain?
you would slide back down
just picture it
I have this image
and its very scary
of a smooth mountain
I can see it
do you see it?
everyone is screaming
cause they are sliding down this huge mountain
Now look at the faces on the rocky mountain
they are all helping each other
and giving thanks!!
and they are working hard
and they make it closer to the top
and they start to smile
can you see all this?
its really made an impact in my mind.
it almost makes me cry when I see the two mountains
its like I can see them side by side
and I have to make the decision which mountain I want to conquer
Can you conquer a smooth mountain?
I don’t even know if that is possible? `
my heart races when I think about this so deeply
but it has been weighing heavily on me since I watched that video
funny that the quote is all I really got out of it –not the song
not the black notes
but him saying that an old black southern woman once said to him:
“you cannot climb a mountain if it is smooth”
-Joy Olson (my sister)
SEE GOD GIVES THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF LIFE TO OVERCOME FOR A REASON!!!
Thanks for Listening