Through the Valley / The Twenty-Third Psalm

From the archives of Oral RobertsFourth of eight parts

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me. — Psalm 23:4

I recall when my wife, Evelyn, and I first moved to Tulsa. Our son, Ronnie, was four years old. Just a few blocks from where we lived, a terrible murder had been committed only a couple of weeks before. One night I was gone, and Evelyn and the children were alone in the house. My four-year-old son could not go to sleep. He called Evelyn in by his bed and said, “Mother, I’m afraid that man is going to get in this house and murder me.”

Evelyn said, “Oh, no, Honey. Jesus is watching over you. He won’t let that happen! He has assigned your own personal angel to stand by your bed all night. You don’t have to be afraid.”

He said, “Well, Okay. If that’s the way it is, then I’ll go to sleep.” And he went right to sleep.

When it comes to the valley of the shadow of death, we’re all little boys and girls. But the Lord tells us that when we go through that valley, we need have no fear because we will not be alone. The Lord, our Shepherd, will be with us. He takes the fear away!