Where there’s a hill there’s a brae. . .

Today was described as a day of "uppsies and downsies" but, I do think that there were more "uppsies" than "downsies".  "What on earth is he talking about?" I hear you ask. I'm talking about undulating paths. I'm talking about hills and braes. 

Today we covered some 27 km and, yes, towards the end I knew that I had travelled that distance - my feet kept on reminding me of it!  Difficult and challenging journeys do take their toll on us and not just our feet. It is easy to become weary when the going gets tough, not just physically but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually. So, what kept me going?

There was the companionship of fellow pilgrims who were in the same boat as me.  Yes, we went at our own speed but, we were still there for each other, looking out for each other.  "Are you OK?"  "How are your feet?"  That's what pilgrims do.  That's what we do as part of the Body of Christ.

There was the companionship of God.  In the booklet I prepared inspired by Psalm 121 focused on feet this morning  

"He will not let your foot be moved"

Those few yet powerful words kept me going today as they often keep me going.  The way we are called to go can be treacherous at times and we can easily grow tired and weary but we have one who does watch over us in all weathers and all circumstances.

       ". . . he who keeps you willing slumber. . ."