In the Valley

A friend of mine shared this, and I feel compelled to do the same.

Personally, I fail to see much of God from the mountain tops. But in the valley? In the valley, God meets me as I am with Who He IS. 


The Valley of Vision

(Puritan Prayers and Devotions)


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 height;

hemmed in by mountain 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 the 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. 


Amen.


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