On the way home this afternoon from the ladies brunch, which was so graciously hosted by Neva Richards and attended by almost 50 women and was spoken to by Karen Preston who did such a wonderful job)… whew! …I thought of a passage in the Psalms, Psalm 133, which has to do with brothers living together in unity. I was going to use it to expound upon how well I thought it depicted us today as Christian sisters, but when I went read it my eyes fell on the Psalm I think the Holy Spirit wanted me to see in the first place. Here it is…just three short verses.
My heart is not proud, O Lord,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
But I have stilled and quieted my soul;
like a weaned child with its mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, put your hope in the Lord
both now and forevermore.
The words that caught my eyes were in verse 2: "But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me." Normally, the words stilled and quieted are not the words which come to mind when someone describes what a weaned child is like when he’s with his mother. But these are the words David uses when he describes his soul.
Even though on the surface these words sound contradictory, after meditating on them I don’t think they are.
Would you please share with us what you think they mean?
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