Goals and Ladders

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
     ~Thomas Henry Huxley, An Address to the Students of the Faculty 
       of Medicine in University College, London, May 18, 1870, On the
       Occasion of the Distribution of Prizes for the Session
 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
     ~ Matthew 6:31-33
I love this painting.
Inline image 1
It is called Ladder for Booker T. Washington. by Martin Puryear.  When I first viewed it, it made me sad.  But when I read the scripture this morning, this picture popped into my head immediately.
     There is only one way out of this impossible situation.  Only one who can stand in the gap that makes this goal possible.  God. While searching for this image, I found another that brought this thought home for me.  This is Chickasaw’s Ladder by K.Hoover.  
     God knows where we are.  God knows the plans that God has for us. Perhaps you feel as if you have been resting interminably and your body aches from the standing on that last rung.  God’s got this.
Hang on.  He will see you through.
     Because of Him,
Surrealism Painting - Chickasaws Ladder by K Hoover

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