Monday, 29 September 2008

Where Peaceful Waters Flow

You let me rest in fields of green grass. You lead me to streams of peaceful water, and you refresh my life. (Psalm 23:2, 3a)

There is something about leading people to where peaceful waters flow. Where no one is harassed and pressured. Where time ebbs and flows with the gentle rhythm of the flow of the river to replenish and refresh. Though your life maybe full of activity and action, let your mind and being be centred on the place where peaceful waters flow for you. As you rest there whenever you can, see if you can take a harassed traveller with you too. From there let the waters bring life from you to refresh others.

When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll, whatever my lot thou hast taught me to say it is well, it is well, with my soul. That was one of the inspirations behind today’s daily thought. As well as that the whole concept of the shepherd leading us by still waters and restoring our soul in preparation for the paths of righteousness that may go through the valley of the shadow of death. These kind of images are soothing and therapeutic without just being about having felt needs met. We are talking about being led by the Shepherd and the Shepherd knowing our need for rest and recuperation and abundantly providing them so that we may spend all of our days in God's house.

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