Isaiah 2:1-5 · The Mountain of the Lord
A Vision of Beauty and Hope
Isaiah 2:1-5
by King Duncan

In 1948, a World War II veteran named Earl Shaffer was the first person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. This 2,160-mile hiking trail connects Springer Mountain, Georgia, with Mount Katahdin, Maine. It is billed as the longest hiking-only footpath in the world.

Shaffer was restless after the war and he was grieving the death of his best friend. He needed to find some peace, so he set out alone on this challenging adventure. It took him through forests and streams and over mountains. He reached Maine in about four months. His journey has inspired thousands of hikers since to try to hike the entire trail, too. Every year, about 1,500 people begin the journey; only 1 in 10 completes it.

Since 1948, Shaffer has hiked the entire trail two more times. He began his third hike of the trail …

Dynamic Preaching, Fourth Quarter Sermons, by King Duncan