We live in the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23:4; 107:10-11). Most of us fill our lives with fleeting pleasures whose glitter masks the shadows (Hebrews 11:25; Proverbs 14:112; 16:25).
But we’re still in the valley. The glitter fades and fails. And then, one day the shadows give way to the blackness of death (Psalm 73:18-19).
Christ offers his people a better hope. Instead of darkness Christ offers us the light of eternal joy and glory (Isaiah 9:2; 42:16; Matthew 4:16). Even now, as we wait for his return or the moment of our deaths, He offers us Himself as the Light that banishes the shadows (John 8:12). We’re still in the valley, but we can live now in the joy and glory of Christ (John 12:46; 15:8-12; Psalm 18:28).
This blog is devoted to learning to rejoice in the valley, in the shadow, through the Light (1 Peter 1:6-8).