Paris Renae - Living Braver...
One day found us at the Treetop Trek. I had always thought a zip
line might be fun, but the trek part? Not so much. She was excited saying
'I will, if you will with me'. Seriously, I must not have paid attention to the
video online or I would have never, ever said 'Yes'. The 'easy'
course picture showed a girl 10ish or so - how hard could it be?
Twenty feet up, okay. Thin wood planks strung thirty feet across to the next
platform, umm, alright. Each 'element', as they called it, got scarier. Soon
there were no side ropes to hang on to. But when we came to the tightrope, yes
a tightrope like the ones we see on TV, all I could do was stare.
"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of
prayers and requests." (Ephesians 6:18 NIV) There
is no ladder down, no one to help you. Seriously, what were the people who ran
this thinking when they put my gear on me? So, yeah, I prayed all kinds of
prayers and made lots of requests. Mostly 'help', 'please', 'don't let me
fall'. The delight on her face when I joined her at the next platform was worth
the fear surging through my body (I think).