By C.B. Hodge
Most of us are human (I think). We
all covet the “mountain.” Mountain-top experiences: success,
praise, exciting events and problemfree existence. Imagine
being a Moses at Mt. Sinai! What about the Transfiguration
with Jesus, Moses and Elijah! The Bible is a book about
Mountains! Praise God for Mountains!
But life is lived “down in the
Valley.” Moses led the people in the Valley; Jesus came down
from the Transfiguration to heal a demonic son! The strength
found on the Mountain is used only in the Valley. Besides,
you cannot see the Mountain on the Mountain. The Mountain
can only be seen from the Valley. Life is not lived on the
Mountain, but in the Valley! Ministry, service, dedication,
compassion, mercy, leadership, are for the valley, not the
Mountain. The Great Commission given on a Mountain is
carried out down in the Valley.
But most of us want only Mountains.
We do well on the Mountain of success and excitement. But we
quake and quit when returned to the Valley. But the people
are down in the Valley! We are in the “people business.”
Christian living belongs to the Valley. Praise God for