31

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.


Taken from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, edited by Arthur Bennett

3 Responses to “31”

  1. Josh and Dana

    This further reminds me that I need to spend some time in that book. Josh loves it so much and this whets my appetite for it even more. And it’s your birthday?!?

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  2. ReformedMommy

    Until I saw the title and figured it out, I thought the post was because PT had hit the (almost) inevitable wall. Hope that’s not the case. If so, perhaps PT target could consider a particular “gift” to give you on this momentous day…Happy Birthday!

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