For the longest time I just looked at this image of lilies in a valley.
I’d been reading Song of Solomon.
On this day I read just one verse:
“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.”
Just that one line was a feast for me.
I am yet to share with you about that Rose… It’s amazing!
But what struck me was ‘lily of the valleys’.
We all have our valley moments don’t we?
Those plunges when we’re not sure of ourselves or what we’re doing.
You know that feeling of being “on top of the mountain”? Well the valley is the complete opposite.
Nobody celebrates being in the valley.
As I read ‘I am… the lily of the valley’- I was instantly reminded of David singing, “…though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me…”
When I saw this stunning pic of Yan L, I felt, right there in the Valley- even if the valley experience itself is not beautiful, Jesus is there and He is the Beauty in it. He is our Lily in the valley. And because He is there we can:1. Walk 2. Fear no evil.
I love how He says, I am the lily of the valleys… Plural. Because in life we’ll have more than one. And we don’t have to fear because Jesus told us that He’d overcome the world- which includes all the valleys in it.
Right there were you are- if you’re going through a valley- dare to believe that you can get through it without fear and filled with remarkable joy.
Remember this prophetic image and remember always that you are not alone.
I send You Love,
Image Credit: Landscape photograher, Yan L