Let us join hands, recognize our weaknesses and proceed from strength to strength by His grace and might.
Today’s reading: Psalms 80-85.
Sometimes when backpacking through dry country, you must store water at a strategic point so that it’s waiting for you. You’re very dependent on the water that’s been put there ahead of you. What if, instead, as you traveled along, you left supplies of water behind you for others? That’s what seems to be happening in Psalm 84.
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion. Psalm 84:5-7
The pilgrims are on the way to Jerusalem for one of the feasts. Their trek takes them through the Valley of Baca, which may have been a literal place or may have stood for any…
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