6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. Psalm 84:6
The Valley of Baka the psalm writer wrote about is also known as the Valley of Weeping. They had to pass through the valley to get to Zion. So in this context, the “pilgrims” made the best out of their situations. The journey for them was difficult but the ultimate reward of arriving was worth it.
In this life, it’s all about the journey, isn’t it? After we pass, it’s all about the destination, or better, the One inhabiting the destination.
We’re all traveling on a similar journey. For some, the burdens of life are great and plentiful. For others, the burdens exist but they’re manageable. Some “seasons” of life are more difficult than others.
The point is, we really don’t know what stage of the journey people are in. A few days ago we met with a few newer attendees of our church and were stunned to hear some of their stories. The stories did not match their outward manners and emotions. The sorrows they were experiencing were masked well.
Choose your words wisely for you never know what stage of life your fellow sojourners are in.