We came across these stairs in the Old City last week; they were perfectly created and many people wanted to walk up and down them, getting pictures as they went. These stairs are such imagery for how a lot of the people live in this context – maybe around the world. Maybe even us sometimes. Being part of the “religious system” here includes doing right, not sinning, praying and giving a certain amount, and always striving to go higher on the staircase towards God. It’s a challenge to find the balance of how to trust and obey, yet live in total freedom! But we do! Today, I am thankful that I don’t have to climb stairs to meet my Savior! Today, I am thankful that I have direct access to My Redeemer!