There is a paradox in life
Especially for those who follow Christ
In fact, all of life may be a paradox.
To live is to die
To gain is to lose
To be great is to serve
To believe is to choose
What really matters is what or who I see when I enter the valley:
And we will all enter the Valley of Vision at some point
Blinded by the heartache of disillusionment
Suffering from character cataracts
Blinding my own eyes with blinding disguises
Seeking shade but longing for Light
To what do I aspire?
To what do I look?
The Valley of Vision refocuses my attention
On all that I was created to be
For there is a sun in the sky that is only hidden briefly
By the mountain of my next great success.
So I lift my eyes and cast down my “i”‘s
I become myself by becoming undone
In the Valley Of Vision where the shadow of death
Enlightens and enlivens me
Giving and yet taking away my breath.