Walking in the Valley


While walking in the valley

With darkness all about,

I only see the mountain’s

Steep sides and ragged peaks.


This valley, oh so deep—

The walls grasp for heaven.

The mountain’s peaks, oh so high—

No tops my lonely eyes can peak.


But, alas, not in but through

This valley I traverse—

A Hand guides me gently through

And over the formidable mass.


Then, a different perspective

Overtakes me and my foe;

It becomes a thing of beauty—

What was once a burden so fair.


Sunshine brightens my path,

Shades of light begin to dawn,

And I stand on the peak of eternity

Crying “How Great Thou Art!”


© Martin Wiles


Bio:  Martin Wiles lives in Greenwood, SC, and is the founder of Love Lines from God. He is a freelance editor, English teacher, and author who has been published in numerous publications. He also serves as Managing Editor for Christian Devotions. 

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Author, Grits, Gumbo, and Going to Church and Grits & Grace & God,

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