God is the hope that lights up the darkness.
In the beginning, darkness covered the surface of the deep. God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light.
Ever since, God has been lighting up the darkness. In fact, darkness is simply the absence of light. The darker the darkness, the brighter the light appears when it comes.
In the same way the natural world is filled with hills and valleys. In fact, come to think of it, you cannot have a mountaintop without at least a couple of valleys on each side. The way new mountains rise up is by means of great cataclysms and prolonged erosion in the valleys that are left behind.
Through the Dark Valley
The Bible references numerous hills and valleys.