Cut the rope

Heaven ne’er helps the man who will not help himself. — Sophocles

We all need to think about how attached we are to our own ropes? Would we trust God and let go? — Priya Sher

As the night fell heavy in the heights of the mountains a climber got lost and could not see anything. All was black and there was zero visibility. The moon and the stars were covered by the clouds. He continued climbing disorientated, but only a few feet away from the top of the mountain, suddenly he slipped and fell into the air, falling at great speed. He could only see black spots as he went down, and the terrible sensation of being sucked by gravity.

He kept falling, and in the moments of great fear, it came to his mind all the good and bad episodes of his life. He was thinking now about how close death was getting, when all of a sudden he felt the rope tied to his waist pull him very hard. His body was hanging in the air.

Only the rope was holding him and in that moment of stillness he had no other choice but to scream: “Help me God.”

All of a sudden a deep voice coming from the sky answered, “What do you want me to do?” “Save me God.” And God replied “Do you really think I can save you?” “Of course I believe You can.”

“Then cut the rope tied to your waist.”

There was a moment of silence and the man decided to hold on to the rope with all his strength. The next morning the rescue team reported that a climber was found dead and frozen, his body hanging from a rope. His hands holding tight to it. Only one foot away from the ground.

Posted by Priya Sher on her blog.

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3 Responses to “Cut the rope”

  1. Pandora Says:

    So it perhaps was more a lesson for God, who could of said “You are only 1 foot away from the ground, so please cut the rope”. It reminds me of a true story where a Aron Ralston got stuck whilst climbing and a boulder became dislodged. After five days, he knew he was going to die because noone knew where he had gone, he had a small penknife and literally amputated his arm in order to free himself. He says he didn’t lose an arm, but saved his life. A film was made of his experience, Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

    He still climbs.

  2. keithpp Says:

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