It is always darkest before the dawn. Thomas Fuller, 1650.
A Pisgah-sight draws to mind God’s command to Moses to ascend from the plains of Moab to Mt. Nebo and the top of Pisgah. From there Moses was able to see the Promised Land, but because Moses had earlier disobeyed Him he was not allowed to enter the Holy Land himself. In 1650, Thomas Fuller wrote A Pisgah-sight of Palestine and the confines thereof, : with the history of the Old and New Testament acted thereon, and gave us the memorable phrase that, “It is always darkest before the dawn.” Meaning that there is always hope even in the darkest moments.