“Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.”

Valley of Baca is a literally the Valley of Weeping.  But when God’s people come through it, they tend to make it a place of springs.  Where God’s people go, they make things better.

* Dirty areas get cleaned up
* Employers get a return on their hire
* Broken people get hospital care
* Hungry people get fed
* Hurting people get encouraged
* Lost people get saved

And life gets better for everyone around them.  Why?  They don’t go from struggle to struggle or difficulty to difficulty but strength to strength.  And when their strength is in him, they can do things that serve Him who is greater than themselves.

We are the blessing.