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Part 3 -- Lessons from the Valley

Psalm 23:4 March 13
      There really is an actual valley called “the shadow of death.”  Adrian Rogers said, “There is a valley called the valley of the shadow of death.  If you were to go there you could seek it out.  It starts up between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, up about 2,700 feet above sea level.  And there is a little spring that comes out of the hillside there.  And it starts a little rivulet.  And sometimes it’s full of water and the water cascades down.  Sometimes there’s only a trickle that goes through it.”  A valley occurs because water cuts through it, leaving the fertile remnants of the river’s journey to feed the soil.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

     We have reached the halfway point of the psalm and it takes a turn for the dark. There are words of shadows and death, of evil and fear. Darkness is just as much a part of God’s…