“It is surely true that a great number of God’s best servants have trodden the deeps of the valley of the shadow; and this ought to comfort some of you. The footsteps of the holy are in the valley of weeping. As surely as this Word of God is true, your Lord has felt the chill of the death-shade. He says, ‘Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness.’ The footprint of the Lord of life is set in the rock forever, even in the valley of the shadow of death!”
–Charles H. Spurgeon, “The Valley of the Shadow of Death,” The Journal of Biblical Counseling, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2000, pp. 32-3.