Terry Hall Arts - Still Waters

Earlier this week I was feeling a little down and overwhelmed.  Too many things on the to-do list, not enough time or money, that sort of thing.  I usually go the gym during my lunch break and get in a short workout.  My shoulders and arms were telling me that they didn’t want to swim or lift heavy things that day, so I decided to go to the greenway for a little stroll.  Some fresh air and time with the trees seemed like a good idea.

The Wolf Creek Greenway trail runs alongside a little creek.  After I had walked a bit, the trail meandered closer to the creek, and I could hear it babbling.  Then my walk took me to a footbridge over the stream.  I leaned against the rail and watched the water flow under me for a while.

On the way back to the car, I decided to forgo the trail and walk along the stream bank.  After a few steps and a few stops to watch this pool and that little fall, I realized that I wasn’t feeling down and overwhelmed anymore.  Something in my spirit had lifted.  It was then that I heard this little reminder:

“He leads me beside still waters.  He restores my soul.”  Psalm 23

Thank you for that, My Shepherd.