Keeping Things in Perspective

Really tired.  Had 2 late nights in a row this weekend.  Am also saddened by the passing of a deeply respected church elder last Thursday.  I always remember him as the only person who has ever talked to my dad about God and my dad did not blow his top.

Uncle Fred was a kind and gentle spirit that way.  The sincerity of his words and his earnest concern for everyone was always apparent in his actions.  During the funeral service today, many people shared about the different ways he touched their lives.

Came home about 5ish in the evening and took a nap.  Woke up when my parents were going for dinner but decided not to join them ‘cos i’m still rather full from this afternoon and… am really really tired.

Feeling a little downtrodden as well.  Times like these, i wished i could hit the fastforward button on the remote.

Ok.  I need to keep things in perspective and not let every minor thing get to me. 

Sidetracking a little, the speaker at the funeral service today said that we need to remember to WALK through the valley of the shadow of death.  If we dwell in it, of course we’ll be scared!  But just remember to keep walking ‘cos God walks with us.

Psalm 23
A psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
       he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he restores my soul.
       He guides me in paths of righteousness
       for his name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk
       through the valley of the shadow of death, [a]
       I will fear no evil,
       for you are with me;
       your rod and your staff,
       they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
       in the presence of my enemies.
       You anoint my head with oil;
       my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
       all the days of my life,
       and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

Amen to that.

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April 2007