Yikes! Y'all are getting spoiled it wasn't that long ago that I was only posting once every couple of weeks and only a few days before that I had no blog.
"Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
As they go through the Valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
the early rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength;
each one appears before God in Zion." Psalm 84:5-7
I discovered this Psalm during my first year at seminary. I don't remember what it was exactly that made it stand out at first but the image that captivated was of the pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem and passing through a dry and dusty valley (a possible translation of Baca). As they passed through the valley was changed to a place of springs and covered with blessings because of the joy of the Lord and of pilgrimage in their hearts. Finally there is the image in verse 7 of them passing from strength to strength instead of to weariness until at last they are able to stand before the Lord in Zion, until they reach their destination. I think it is a marvelous vision of what our life can be like as we follow the Lord. The rest of the Psalm is pretty good too.
From the sublime to the ridiculous. When I was waking up this morning, maybe after the 2nd or 3rd snooze alarm I discovered that part of my scalp was asleep. I don't remember that ever happening before and was thinking about asking Cindee or somebody else at work:
"Have you ever woken up and discovered that your head was asleep?".