Be like a “Well” of Baca

Psalm 84:5-7 (NKJV)

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
They make it a spring;
The rain also covers it with pools.

7 They go from strength to strength;
Each one appears before God in Zion.

Scholars suggest that the Valley of Baca (or Valley of Tears) was a desert-like area on the way to Jerusalem. Many travelers would pass through this barren area on their way to the Temple. This desert land is a symbol of our life and our walk without God. Jerusalem, of course, is the place of the Temple – the presence of God.

In this Valley of Tears, travelers to the Temple would create springs or wells for the rain to gather. This would provide refreshment and comfort to future travelers. As believers of Jesus, we are called to be like those wells. We are called to bring that refreshment and comfort of Jesus to those traveling through the desert experiencing a trial or tribulation. We are called to bring the Good News to those that do not know Him (Matthew 28:19).

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