Stairway to where?

“And he dreamed: A¬†stairway¬†was set on the ground and it reached all the way to the sky; angels of God were going up and going down on it.” Genesis 28:12

As part of our Quebec City experience, we followed other tourists to the Governeur’s Walk which ends at a gazebo high above the St. Lawrence River. We encountered one stairway after another with each turn of the path. “Will this ever end?” Along the path were benches to rest, which I appreciated and utilized. At the end of the day, I checked my pedometer and saw I’d covered over 11,000 steps, walked five miles, and climbed the equivalent of 36 floors. I believe angels protected me along the way.

Walking upward gives me the opportunity to look down at the scenery below. In our daily walk with God, it is easy to stay on level ground, plodding along. Occasionally, we’ll go down into a pit and have to climb our way out with God’s help. There are times we leap forward in joy.

To please God, I believe he’d like us to take steps–one at a time–to learn more about why we are God’s children, how Jesus came to save us from our sinful ways, and show us the stairway to Heaven.

Thank you, Lord, for reminding me that faith is an upward movement. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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