“A long time ago, a son and his father were walking on the mountain side.
When suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself, and screams out in pain.
To his surprise, he hears the same voice screaming back at him from somewhere in the mountain
Curious, he yells “Who are you?”
He receives the answer “Who are you?”
And then he screams to the mountain “I admire you!”
The voice answers “I admire you!”
Angered at the response, he screams “Coward!”
He receives the answer “Coward!”
He looks to his father and asks “What’s going on?”
The father smiles and says “My son, pay attention.”
The father screams: “You are a champion!”
The voice answers: “You are a champion!”
The boy is surprised, but does not understand.
Then the father explains: “People call this echo, but really this is life.
It gives you back everything you say or do.
Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.
If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.
If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.
This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life;
Life will give you back everything you have given to it.” – Author Unknown
It’s during the Christmas season that a multitude of feelings abound. Many of us will be excited for the season, looking forward to seeing our friends and family. However, others will be looking back at our lives wondering what we could have done differently. Life is such a complicated system that many of us feel dissatisfied with our lives at the end of the year. In the end, we must remember the words of the prophet Isaiah, ““Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths”” (Isaiah 2:3). If we, at the end of our year, are feeling like our life has not turned out like we thought, we must remember that our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If we want to change our life, we must change our actions. Isaiah is calling people to the mountain of God to learn God’s ways so that we might walk in His paths. Instead of making our own path, why don’t we make a resolution to walk in His paths and see what happens with our lives?
““Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.”” Isaiah 2:3