Nobody wakes up one morning and says, “I think I will climb Mount Everest Today!” Such a monumental climb takes months, if not years, of preparation. Not only do you have to prepare physically, you have to prepare specific equipment and gear.
You will need boots…no less than three separate pair of boots
You will need socks…numerous quantity
You will need gear… a lot of gear
You will need clothes…different kinds of clothes each with different purposes

In other words, you do not just wake up one day and say, I think I will climb Mount Everest. Actually, the truth is that nothing in life worth achieving happens without incredible preparation and dedication.

Hundreds of years before Christ was ever born, the Prophet Isaiah prepared the hearts of Israel for the coming Messiah by saying, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
 And he will be called
 Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”(Isa 9:6)

So as you make all your Christmas preparations this December, do not forget Christ! After all, knowing Him will always be your spiritual Mount Everest.

Have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D