Making Springs in the Valley of Baca
“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose hearts are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.” — Psalm 84:5-7
Psalm 84 describes the longing of pilgrims for Zion and the house of the Lord. On the way, they pass through the Valley of Baca. By God’s grace, they turn it into a place of springs to refresh others who follow. Throughout three difficult years of dealing with cancer, the author and his wife show how the application of appropriate scriptures turns weeping into strength, peace, comfort and joy.
About the Author
John Tock was born in Iowa and converted to Christ at age 16. He has a B.A. and a Th.B. from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa and a M.A. from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. John has served as a campus missionary and a pastor for 39 years. His wife Ann was promoted to glory in November 2006 after 36 years of marriage and five children. In July 2007, he married Allyn. They united with Sovereign Grace Bible Church in Phoenix, Arizona in January 2008 where he serves as a teaching elder. John collects turtles to remind him to be patient and persevere.