As heard on the Good Stuff with Jim Thompson

A mountain climber who was desperate to conquer the Aconcogua, initiated his climb after years of preparation. But he wanted the glory for himself so he went up alone. He started climbing and it was becoming later and later. He did not prepare for camping and decided to keep going. Soon it got dark.

Night fell with heaviness at such a high altitude. Visibiliy was zero. Everything was black. There was no moon and the stars were covered by clouds. As he was climbing a ridge 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. Yes! Like any good mountain climber he had staked himself with a long rope tied around his waste.

In those moments of stillness suspended in the air, he had no other choice but to yell "help me God, Help Me!"

All of the sudden he heard aa deep voice from heaven, "What do you want me to do?"

"Save me!"

"Do you really think I can save you?"

"Of course, my God!"

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

There was another moment of stillness and silence, the man kept holding tight to the rope.

The next day the rescue team found a frozen mountain climber clinging tight to a rope two feet off the ground!

How about you? How much are you trusting in that rope? Why don't you let it go?

I tell you, God has marvelous things for you. Cut the rope and simply trust in him.