Many years ago, when we were living in a
two-story home, the door to the second floor
became accidentally closed and locked. Now,
having no key for the door to an upper floor
can often lead to frustrating anxiety. (And for
a while, it did, too).
To solve this problem, we called a good Baptist
neighbor who hurried down to our home with his
We can happily (?) report that his ladder was just
barely tall enough to reach the front porch roof.
Determined not to avail ourselves of the almost out
of reach ladder a second time, again, we forced open
one of the bedroom screens. (We already knew that
the window was unlocked.)
Ever so gingerly, we slowly climbed, one rung at a
time until were able to stand on the roof, open the
window and take out the screen.
As we did so, our frightened, over-sized faithful dog,
Pup-Pup crawled out on the roof.
After a few unrepeatable words and moments, we
managed to push Pup-Pup and ourselves through the
window and, once again, save the day.
Climbing the ladder of success (especially the spiritual
one) is no easy task. Nevertheless, we have discovered
that the climb is necessary and important to our well
being. For, you see, every rung does go higher, higher.