The 23rd Psalm declares some of the most joyful words in the Bible and does so without denying harsh reality ~ though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. The shadows are acknowledged with the assurance that our comforter is there. My favorite verse from Psalm 23 is, “my cup runs over.” It’s such a visual statement that you can’t help but see its image in your mind when you read the words!
We all go through times when it feels like our cup is empty and dry. We wake up every morning worried and wondering when the other shoe is going to drop. Living with that kind of dread is not really living at all. But what I have learned through those times is that eventually, the shoe does drop!
If you thought I was going to say that those times will pass, well, of coarse they do. The one inevitability in life is change. But my experience has been that major change only occurs after something implodes! And once that shift happens, things can’t be the same. It’s at that moment that most of us take closer look at our cup.
My cup runs over when I see that what was always there is still there. My cup runs over with survivors, kids of all ages, the tried and true, the untamed, guitar players and a countless number of past, present and future blessings.
So, how about you?