Words like silent, tranquil and undisturbed seem so far away from reality. While America was sleeping, peace has been replaced by violence, slipped into minds full of mush through video games. Those who are too busy to care, indulge or play, find their amusement is movies, pop culture and the latest car chase on television. A life full of distractions, interruptions and noise drowns out the serenity of God’s quiet waters.
This promise of Psalm 23:2 may be a flashback from the image portrayed in Psalm 1:1-3. Those blessed souls who are able to outran the wicked, flee from the presence of careless sinners and avoid joining a crowd full of mockers find their way through the jungle of life. Beyond the temptations, lies a bubbling brook, full of love, joy and peace. This living water offered by Jesus in John 4:10 produces conifers, trees that stay green 365 days a year. Prosperity is like the morning dew, a subtle reminder of God’s presence in this sacred place.
Once you experience this hidden spring, its hard to find enjoyment in the ways of the world. Sure, temporary pleasures abound, yet nothing satisfies, quickly losing its allure. The old Southwest Airlines’ commercials have it partially right. Yes, you’ve got to get away. However, where you need to arrive is upon the shores of God’s quiet waters. Like Kokomo, its a mythical destination that only a few find, Matthew 7:13-14. May the spirit of God, guide you, step by step, until you reach the healing pool, John 5:1-7. It doesn’t matter why you came or what state you’re in, as long as you believe entering quiet waters will leave you transformed, once and for all. Get fulfilled today, Matthew 5:6.
by Jay Mankus