Brian Dickinson’s terrifying story of descending Mount Everest while blind is chronicled in the February issue of Simple Grace. Here’s a sneak preview of the spiritual wisdom he received from his brush with disaster
Despite numerous hiccups in his journey, including broken goggles and the loss of his guide, after reaching the peak Mount Everest, Brian Dickinson was overwhelmed by the presence of God and filled with peace. Danger struck though, as he began to descend the mountain and his broken goggles failed to protect him from the sun's reflection off the ice—leaving him completely snow blind. In that moment he prayed he knew only God could help him survive and return to his family safely.
“I told Him I couldn’t do this alone, that I surrendered my heart and my life to Him,” Brian says. “Suddenly, I felt a surge of energy lift me to my feet and I knew God was right there with me.”
Brian at the peak of Mount Everest
“I shouldn’t be alive,” Brian states. “But through God’s grace, I survived the impossible. We all have our mountains to climb, but no matter how dire the circumstances, even in the darkness, there’s no challenge too big for God.”
Read the rest of Brian’s harrowing journey in the February issue of Simple Grace, available now at grocery stores nationwide. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay updated on the latest inspirational news.
Brian shares more of his unique spiritual insights in his book Blind Descent.
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