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MANY ARE TRUSTING THE ROPE? (unknown)

They tell the story of a mountain climber, who

desired to conquer the Aconcagua Mountain in

Argentina, near the Chilean border.

The Aconcagua Mountain is the highest mountain in

the Andes, and the highest mountain in the western

hemisphere.

This man initiated his climb after years of

preparation.

This man decided he would climb this mountain all by

himself for he wanted all the glory to himself.

He knew better, so against all advice he went up

alone.

He started climbing and soon it was getting

later ... and later.

He did not prepare for camping, but decided to keep

on climbing higher and higher.

Then it got dark ... night fell with a great

heaviness at a very high altitude.

Visibility was zero.

Everything was black.

There was no moon, and the stars were covered by

clouds.

He had no sense of direction, alone and no direction?

As he was climbing a ridge at about 100 meters from

the top, he slipped and fell.

Falling rapidly he could only see blotches of

darkness that passed.

He felt a terrible sensation of being sucked in by

gravity.

He kept falling ...

and in those anguishing moments good and bad

memories passed through his mind.

He thought certainly he would die.

But then he felt a jolt that almost tore him in

half.

Like any good mountain climber, he had safely staked

himself with a long rope tied to his waist.

In those moments of stillness, suspended in the air

he had no other choice but to shout,

"HELP ME, GOD! HELP ME!"

All of a sudden he heard a deep voice from

heaven:

"What do you want me to do?"

"SAVE ME!" He replied.

God answered, "Do you REALLY think that I can save

you?"

"OF COURSE, MY GOD, you can do anything."

The man heard a voice,

"Then cut the rope that is holding you up."

There was another moment of silence and stillness.

The man just held tighter to the rope.

The next morning the rescue team said that they

found a frozen mountain climber hanging strongly to

a rope ... TWO FEET OFF THE GROUND.





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