I am smoked! Totally exhausted! I reach a secure point up on the rocks and rest.
I feel God's pleasure. I am fully alive! The Spirit of the Living God has taken me to a rare encounter with the virtual boundary of no return. He took me close and then pulled me back to His good pleasure.
The bible says that if we do not praise God the rocks will cry out. The cacophony of a billion rocks on this mountain was silent this day as I sang out to my creator and redeemer. I praised Him for delivering me but much, much greater was my praise for experiencing this encounter with life held in the balance simply by His desire.
You get a better picture of the steep angle of the rock shelf from this view. The crevice is more visible too even though the bottom is still far out of sight. The bike sustained limited damage. I actually came away stronger and wiser...better.