Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Mountains or Valleys?
"Mountain tops are for the view and for the inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys."
I have kept this quote in my mind for years since reading it in one of Billy Graham's books. A reminder to me that when I am going through a wonderful mountain top experience, that I must also savor the valley experiences. For it is down in the valley where the real work is done. It's what makes those mountain top experiences so magnificient! Without the valleys, I wouldn't have the bonds of friendships that I have from going through a trial along side someone else, or I wouldn't have grown some extra character traits that my trials have built inside of me. My children may not have learned how to get through a tough time, if they had not seen their mom and dad model it for them. The list could continue on and on.
I'm not sure where you are today as you read this post. Are you on the mountain top or in the valley? Well let me tell you this my friend, you can be totally sure that God is with you wherever you are. He is there to help you through. He is there to celebrate with you. You are very special and precious to Him. He will never leave your side.
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you."
In a few hours I am off to go and see my sweet grandchilren and daughter/son-in-law who live 7 hours away in another state. I will not be posting until next week. But I will have lots of pictures to show you when I return. I hope you have a wonderful week and that you savor each moment.
Keep on Keepin on,