I love Dr Seuss. On one level many of the books are just fun rhymes teaching about phonetics. But some of his writing is really inspiring and I particularly like the book ‘Oh the places you’ll go’. The quote for this spread in my art journal came from this book and I guess it resonates with the action-oriented person I am.
I’ve thought about painting this on a canvas for my children. I want them to grow up believing that anything is possible; that no matter what mountains life puts in their way, they have the ability to climb them.
I am reminded of some encouraging words in the book of Habbakuk.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. (Habbakuk 3:19)
Sometimes we have the resources within ourselves to tackle the mountain. But often one appears in front of us that seems too big for us to conquer. It is then, for me, that God gives me the strength, the sure-footed ‘feet of a deer’ so that I might not spend all of my time in life’s valleys, but sometimes be able to ‘go on the heights’.