Lens On The Soul (Photo Essay)
November 17, 2008
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Valleys are usually the low and dark portions of a walk or hike. It’s no surprise that they are used as a metaphor of the low and dark times of life. We all walk through valleys. As a country, even as a world, we seem to be walking through the low and dark place of bad economic times, an economic valley.
I took the accompanying picture of a valley, a ravine, really, in Hocking Hill State Park in Ohio. Yes, it’s low and dark. However, if you look closely there’s also beauty! Even the lowest and darkest of times can have something good about them and can have something good come of them.
One observation about valleys is that they seem to be a place where God hangs out. When we go through a valley we can find Him there, if we but look with eyes of faith.
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. for you are with me…” Psalm 23:4)
(Don’t foreget, I have several other “Lens On The Soul” pieces under “Photo Essays” in the categories listed to the right)