My cup overflows

My Cup overflows

Psalm 23: 5-6 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

These verses are from a well-known Psalm which has been set to various tunes including Crimond and frequently sung at funerals. If I had £1 for every time Crimond is sung at funerals I’d be well off!

The point is that when you recognise your soul food your attitude changes and your cup does indeed overflow even in the bad times. Your perception changes – you see things differently and react differently. Perhaps you don’t react at all where previously you would have been upset, angry or despairing. Where previously you would have seen your glass as half empty you now see it as not just half full but overflowing…and you might even give thanks! I’ll take up cultivating an attitude of gratitude another time.

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