No pilgrim has perished on the road!

(Henry Law, "Psalms" 1878)

"Happy are those who are strong in the Lord,
who set their minds on pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
When they walk through the Valley of Weeping,
it will become a place of refreshing springs,
where pools of blessing collect after the rains!
They will continue to grow stronger, and each
of them will appear before God in Jerusalem."
   Psalm 84:5-7

We see the picture of the tribes pursuing their
journey to the great festivals at Jerusalem. They
faint not, neither are weary. The needful strength
is supplied. They are upheld in the journey.

A gloomy valley must be passed, but in it they
find refreshment. Water fails not. The wells have
been replenished by the seasonable rains. Their
limbs each day are girded with fresh strength.
At last each pious Israelite safely treads the
sanctuary for which his heart had panted.

This is a picture of believers toiling through the
journey of life.
The way is sometimes long; dark
valleys must be passed; but sweet streams are
ever near. Needful vigor is maintained.

The heavenly Zion is surely reached.

No pilgrim has perished on the road!

They went forth to go into the land of Canaan,
and into the land of Canaan they came!




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