The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Psalm 23
This past weekend my daughter was in her high school musical, “Little Shop of Horrors”, a parody of a budget science fiction movie.
Her big song is “Somewhere That’s Green” a ballad of desire for something better than the life lived in “skid row”. While filled with humorous lyrics about the wish for a washer, dryer and iron, it is also a plea for a better place “somewhere that’s green.”
Look at what David says in Psalm 23; “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul…”
God’s creation, this beautiful green earth, is truly soul restoring. The more we get outside and see the flowers and trees blooming, the fields returning to the growth state, the more restoration we can experience. The more we lean on God, the more God will lead us to those places of restoration.
As you journey through this week, get outside, get away from whatever routine you have, experience the beauty of God’s creation and be restored.
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