What if the valley is the place God designed for us to find life? The place for us to gain vision? Is it there the Lord molds us and makes us? Is it from there that He calls us to the mountaintop to tell of all His wonders? We read and rush through life in general. Stay here a while. There is a voice of truth and love that is calling in the valley. Gain vision, let every word soak in. A Puritan Prayer: The Valley of Vision ~
Lord, High and Holy, Meek and Lowly,
Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision, where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights; hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold thy glory.
Let me learn by paradox that the way down is the way up, that to be low is to be high,
that the broken heart is the healed heart, that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul, that to have nothing is to possess all,
that to bear the cross is to wear the crown, that to give is to receive, that the valley is the place of vision.
Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells, and the deeper the wells the brighter thy stars shine;
Let me find thy light in my darkness, thy life in my death, thy joy in my sorrow, thy grace in my sin, thy riches in my poverty, thy glory in my valley.
Is this not beautiful? It is worth reading more than once. Where are you right now?
JESUS LIVES. Shout it from the mountaintop and scream it in the valley!
Help us to take these words to heart, to understand Your ways better and to trust You more Lord. Amen & Alleluia.