Many Christians feel that life should always lived up on the Mount of Transfiguration; but really the Valley is a genuine experience for many, and we can often learn more about God & life down in the Valley; just as the sermons of life often have more impact than those we listen to on Sundays. So if you’re in the Valley, don’t feel guilty: David didn’t.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are are with me.” (Psalm 23)

“Out of the depths I cry unto you, O Lord;/O Lord, hear my voice.” (Psalm 130)

These songs & poems are offered as encouragement: at some stage we are all in the Valley. Often they are set to tunes from the everyday world so that, while I hear the tune of some pop song, I hear God’s words, and so the secular song ministers God’s Word and comfort to us in the shadow of the valley, even, perhaps, against its own will.

A word about the graphic at the top: this comes as part of the package; but have you noticed how symbolic it is? It’s a tunnel; right? It’s so pitch-black you can’t see a thing; right? Figure it out! Then what about the Valley of the Shadow . . .