Hinds' Feet on High Places

Hinds' Feet on High Places is a great modern-day allegory about the role pain plays in our lives. I choked up today reading it today from Dan Allender's book The Healing Path...

In this parable God calls Much-Afraid to make a journey to the high country with two companions, Suffering and Sorrow, who will help her on her sojourn. Stunned that God would call her to travel with such unattractive friends, she pleads with the Shepherd. 'I can't go with them,' she gasped. 'I can't. I can't. O my shepherd, why do you do this to me? How can I travel in their company? It is more than I can bear. You tell me that the mountain itself is so steep and difficult that I cannot climb it alone. Then why, oh why, must you make Sorrow and Suffering my companions. Couldn't you have given me Joy and Peace to go with me, to strengthen me, and encourage me and help me on this difficult journey. I never thought you would do this to me!"

And so has been my past two years...