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Free Falling (off a cliff :)
Sunday after church Chris and Christina took us to a waterval(waterfall) and gorge. It was beautiful. The water underneath the cliffs is very deep. There were many Afrikaners at the gorge. A zip line went down from the main cliff that was 15-20 feet above the water. Then… there was the highest cliff. It overlooked the gorge. It was around 40 feet above the water. Drunk men were the only ones who were jumping off. I decided to go up to the top to check it out. I didn’t think it could be that high. It was… then well we decided to jump. I was up there for 15min contemplating jumping. My body was not letting me jump off into the air and just free fall. The whole place ended up cheering for me. They even did the slow clap chanting my name. Finally I just jumped… 40 feet of falling. Enough to still be freaking as your falling yet fun. The water didn’t really hurt. I am a little sore today. The whole aspect of jumping off a cliff is one of faith. You have to believe that when you stop you will be caught by the water in this case. Just as many times in my walk with God, He asks things of me that make me contemplate for a long time. Many times they seem insane! Yet, every time I have jumped into what ever Christ has called me to I have hit his arms. Sometimes, it does hurt… yet I am safe and sound. This whole year seems to be free falling for Christ. I have not been able to see where I am going or know if it will hurt. He has been so faithful to catch me. Things like leaving Atteridgeville or not being home for Christmas hurt. Yet, Christ has called me to something else. I sit here at the end of 2007 not knowing what 2008 will bring. I will move to Kenya, start and internship and someday come back to the states. This is all I know of this new year. I trust Christ has things beyond my imagination planned for me. I am willing to free fall this next year. Happy New Years! Welcome 2008 in with a prayer and trust Christ will lead you this next year.