Metaphorically, which do you prefer? Mountain or valley? Here it’s not a matter of taste. Spiritually we speak of the mountain being a good place and the valley bad. Three disciples witnessed the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain. It was so grand they wanted to stay, but Jesus wouldn’t allow it. The need was in the valley, and that’s where they would go.
Jesus was compelled to leave the mountain top of Heaven’s glory for the lowly valley of human misery. Experiencing the face of God in worship means nothing if we do nott live in the presence of fallen humanity.
Take Away: Experiencing the face of God in worship means nothing if we don’t live in the presence of fallen humanity.