Recently I heard of a family connected with my church which had suffered a terrible, traumatic, unexpected loss. I began to pray for them, and to seek guidance on what kind of NeedlePrayer piece, if any, would be appropriate for them.
Of course, I was drawn to Psalm 23, the Valley of Shadow, and how we need not fear “for Thou art with me.”
Then I began looking for a photograph that fitted my image. I picked this wonderful photo by Trey Ratcliff.
What made this the photo was the way the valley is in such deep shadow, but the light shines golden above and rays are starting to shine down into the gloom.
Based on this, I have made this design:
What do you think? Would this be comforting to you if you had recently suffered a loss?