Psalm 23:2 ” He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.”

For most of my adult life I lived in Idaho, and come Spring when the snowpack in the mountains started to melt, the Snake River would start becoming turbulent and furious. The Corp. of Engineers at Palisades Dam & Reservoir would carefully monitor snow melt, level of the reservoir, and river flow…but if the Spring runoff was large due to high Spring temperatures, a lot of water was sent down the Snake River. We’d often travel down to Twin Falls then to see Shoshone Falls in all its furor. This falls is one of the largest in the United States…standing 212 feet tall & 900 feet wide, and during the Spring when there’s a heavy snowpack melting rapidly, it can reach flows of upwards of 20,000 CFS (cubic feet per second). The noise of the water crashing over the Falls was deafening, the mist caused by the ferocity of the water hung like a fog in the valley…it was scary looking. In sharp contrast, I read this verse and can only imagine the quietness & stillness of the waters the Lord is beckoning us to here. Still waters that offer restoration for our dry & parched spirits, and rest for our weary bodies. Today, the Lord is saying, “Come away with Me, My child. I have a quiet place for you to rest. It’s a place where you can peacefully open your heart to Me.”

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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