Hi everyone! I am back from our amazing trip to China and I plan to share some pictures and tell the story of our trip very soon.
While I was there I was able to climb the legendary Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, and it was a surreal experience for me. Looking over the vast mountain ranges, I couldn't help but think of the thousands of souls who built the magnificent wall along the ridges. I don't know how they did it. Did you know that every 12 inches of the wall cost one human life? It's a sobering thought, and yet they did it! They managed to built a wall that stretches across China from east to west! And not only that, they built it on top of the mountains. Unreal. I can't imagine what perseverance that would have taken. It was breathtaking.
I knew I wanted to create some kind of print that would remind me of the thoughts I had that day, and I wanted to include a picture, so I immediately went back to this April's General Conference and found an amazing quote in Pres. Eyring's talk from the Saturday morning session. He was speaking on adversity and he quoted Pres. Spencer W. Kimball when he said "“There are great challenges ahead of us, giant opportunities to be met. I welcome that exciting prospect and feel to say to the Lord, humbly, ‘Give me this mountain,’ give me these challenges.”
Wow. I pray to have that attitude as I face the challenges in my own life, great or small. While at the wall, I snapped this picture of the wall and I thought it was a nice fit with the quote. I hope this print, framed and places where I can see it, will remind me to trust in the Lord and in His plan for me in my life; to face my mountains with courage and humility and trust in the opportunities in my future!
I am happy to share with anyone who is interested in having a copy for their own personal use. Please do not re-sell any images, and if you share on your blog, please just include a link to where you found it here :) Oh, and if you do download, I'd love a comment to let me know you did. I like hearing that someone is enjoying what I share.
Have a great Monday!