“He makes me lie down in green pastures.” Psalm 23:2
I love the smell of herbs on a hot summer day. As the heat draws the essential oils of the garden to the surface the lazy air becomes filled with the fragrance of peace: Mint and lavender mix with rose and tansy. Oregano and basil spill their essence into the sultry atmosphere and I am brought to a quiet in my soul that only God’s garden can make. This is the picture God is trying to convey when he says through David “He makes me to lie down in green pastures (or young herbs).”
Sometimes I get to running for things.Sometimes I get to running away from things. For or away doesn’t matter, it’s the running He wants to stop. He comes to me and says “Peace be still!”. My lungs are filled with the fragrance of His green pastures and I lie down. By His work I am brought to peace.
I am so grateful that though I always start running again, eventually He brings me to yet another one of His pastures and a renewal of rest! Tomorrow another race starts but I am confident that He will bring it to its proper end at the next green pasture!
Until tomorrow dear friends! JE