"Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (the day before he was assassinated).
Now that my mother has retired, she has become quite the world traveler. As I write this, she is visiting Israel and Egypt. She will be visiting Mt. Sinai, the place where Moses received the ten Commandments. It reminds me of the first time I saw the movie, "the Ten Commandments", with Charlton Heston playing Moses. I loved the scene where he came down from the mountain with that gray hair and that "look".
What if Moses had stopped short of his hike up Mt. Sinai? How would his people have found a way out of the desert? There is a promised land waiting for you. Before you can enter, you must do what is asked of you on this planet. Take it one step at a time.