At least three hundred ten people have died on Mount Everest, and that number slowly ticks up each year. Two hundred bodies still rest up there and will probably never be brought down.
Why do people want to chance that mountain? The high death rate seems to attract the type of person who might aim to “cheat death.” Many others will say, “Because it’s there.” These goals don’t interest me because I don’t have the time, strength, money or willpower for such an undertaking. Besides all of that, God has given me my own special mountain as seen in the following verses:
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it.
You’ll never be sorry you followed Christ to new heights.
Give it some thought.