Saturday, August 25, 2007
The Deep Valley
We just slid into a deep dark valley with our son. The three of us will be here awhile.
We will walk on this cold slippery path week after week.
Oh! Our son just lost his footing and tumbled deeper. He stands on another path below ours. We reach down...and he reaches up. Our fingers touch but we can't grip his hand. He cries out.
Then I saw the Shepherd quickly climb down to our son. He stood beside him. Turning his eyes to us he said, he must walk a deeper path. But I will not leave him or forsake him.
So we walk. We watch. We see our son. We see his pain.
The Shepherd gently uses his rod and his staff to guide the young one through the dark places. He quietly says, this is the way.
This is the way that leads to life.
This piece is dedicated to all the prodigals and parents who are journeying through the valley.