Thou has brought me to the valley of vision, where I live in the depths but see Thee in the heights; hemmed in by the mountains of sin I behold Thy glory.
Let me learn by paradox
That the way down is the way up,
that to be low is to be high
that the broken heart is the healed heart,
that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
that to have nothing is to possess all,
that to bear the cross is to wear the crown
that to give is to receive
that the valley is the place of vision.
Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from the deepest wells, and the deeper the wells the brighter Thy starts shine; Let me find Thy light in my darkness, Thy life in my death, Thy joy in my sorrow, Thy grace in my sin, Thy riches in my poverty, Thy glory in my valley.
-The Valley of Vision
To Be Continued….What I have learned from living among those who live here, in this place. How my heart desires for America to find ourselves here. The valley, where we gain our vision. But first, we must take and drink of the cup.