Wednesday, May 26, 2010

like butter scraped over too much bread

There’s a great line in The Fellowship of the Ring (I’m a big LOTR fan) where Bilbo tells Gandalf that he feels:

All thin, sort of stretched… like butter that has been scraped over too much bread.

Life can sometimes leave us feeling that way.  Our calendars are too full.  Our budgets are too tight.  Our bodies are exhausted.  We feel like butter scraped over too much bread!

That was never God’s intention.

Jesus said:

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 
and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11: 28

In the familiar words of Psalm 23 we are reminded that:

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He restores my soul. 

He guides me in paths of righteousness 

for His name's sake.
Psalm 23: 1 – 3

Where are the places where you “lie in green pastures” and sit “beside quiet waters.”  When you feel like butter scraped too thin what restores your soul!