Mount Everest is sudden blinding snow. Temperatures are hovering below zero. In two hours, Dan Mazur would be at the summit realizing a lifelong dream. He sees a flash of color; a person perched on a razor-edged rock.

“What’s your name?” he shouts.

“Lincoln Hall,” was the reply.

Earlier he’d heard the announcement, “Lincoln Hall is dead on the mountain.”

Dan was face to face with a miracle. He was also face to face with a choice! Descending a mountain has profound risks. How long would Lincoln live anyway? He had to choose. Abandon his dream or abandon Lincoln Hall.

We make defining decisions every day. Not on Everest, but with spouses, children, at work, in school, in churches. Jesus tells us to “honor others above ourselves.”   Give more than requested. Do more than demanded.

The sweetest satisfaction lies not in climbing your own Everest, but in helping others climb theirs!

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor. Romans 12:10

From Great Day Every Day (Max Lucado)