Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble.
Hebrews 12:12 (NASB)
For Christmas, my husband brought home three poinsettias. They make a festive centerpiece on my dining room table. They won’t last forever, but I’ll try to keep them around as long as possible.
But, we’re busy and things get neglected. I looked at the poinsettias the other day and noticed two of them were wilting a bit, and the other had practically keeled over. I grabbed the trio, threw them in the sink and gave them a good dousing. I figured by the time I got home later that night they would all be happy and healthy.
When I got home, the two that were just a bit wilted, waved and clapped at me when I came in (ok—maybe that was just in my head). The other one, however, sat there, head down and leaves hanging. I thought maybe it was time to say good-bye, but then again, maybe a day or two by my big kitchen window, with light pouring in, might help. So from the sink to the sill she went. Twenty-four hours later, she was smiling and waving!
How about you? Have you neglected your soul? Are you tired and wilting? Is your head bowed with care and worry? Do your hands hang down in defeat?
Sometimes, in our busy lives, we get by with a little bit of the water of the Word. Sometimes, God allows harder and harsher things to come, so you will spend more time in the presence of His Son, soaking up His tender love and mercy.
Lord, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. Lead me to Your Word, prayer and fellowship. Teach me to tend to my soul.
© 2017 Terry Ann Marsh