Mound Visits, 10/17/19
Paul E. Miller gives a wonderful depiction of where God is when we are going through challenging times, or what he calls the “desert.”
“The best gift of the desert is God’s presence. We see this in Psalm 23. In the beginning of the Psalm, the Shepherd is in front of me—‘he leads me beside still waters’ (verse 2); at the end he is behind me—‘goodness and faithful love will pursue me (verse 6); but in the middle, as I go through ‘the valley of the shadow of death,’ he is next to me—‘I will fear no evil, for you are with me” (verse 4).
The protective love of the Shepherd gives me courage to face life’s challenges.