The Lilly of My Valleys (1 of 3) by Donald Cantrell

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The Lilly of My Valleys (1 of 3)
Series: Precious Portraits of Jesus in the O.T.
Donald Cantrell
Nehemiah 3:13, Song of Solomon 2:1-2

I - The Valley Gate Biblically Depicted
II - The Valley Gate Bluntly Discussed
III - The Valley Gate Beautifully Demonstrated

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Theme: ''Lessons from the Valley Gate''

Introduction:

Passing Through

We are passing through the Valley,
And the road is sometimes steep,
And the mountains all around us
Often make the shadows deep.

'Tis the narrow Vale of Baca,
'Tis the valley full of shade;
But we're only passing through it,
So we need not be afraid.

Far away the land of Beulah
Wrapped in sunlight may be seen,
And this little bit of valley
Is now all that lies between.

Just beyond it is the sunshine,
Just beyond it is our home.
When we reach it, 'twill not matter
By what valley we have come.

One there is Who trod the Valley,
And He suffered much from thirst.
He was weary, worn and footsore
As He trod the way the first.

But His footsteps made the pathway
Which we now may safely tread,
And it makes the road more easy
When we know He's just ahead.

Just before He left the Valley
And emerged into the light,
All His friends He gathered round Him
E'er He vanished out of sight.

Words of comfort then were spoken
To the travelers in the vale,
Not one promise that He made them
Has been ever known to fail.
W. D. Morrow
I wonder how many of us fully understand that we will spend much more time in the valleys of life than on the mountains of life. In reality every mountain is enclosed by valleys.

Job was a wonderful man but he spent much more time biblically in the valley than he did on the mountain top.

David was a man after God's own heart but read about his valley experiences, they are vast and broad.

Joseph was of the bibles purest characters but look at all of the valleys that he had to face.

Daniel is li ...


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