I took some vitamins today.
They didn’t come from the pharmacy or WalMart. They were not shrink wrapped (I hate that stuff) or rattling around in a box or bottle. I didn’t even have to swallow them.
I saw them and heard them and touched them, and they fed my soul.
As I put on my Sketchers on the back porch, two owls were having a deep conversation in the woods behind the house. I stopped and listened, and my ears were fed.
During my early morning walk, the sun burst through the mist in glorious light. My eyes were fed.
I emailed some friends, and we laughed – virtually. My mind was fed.
Spring breezes rippled through the day, cooling the air and feeding my sense of touch.
Psalm 24 told me of the coming of my King, and my heart was fed.
I bowed my head in prayer for my family and my friends and my nation and my world, and my soul was soothed and fed.
God gives us vitamins to build our immunity to fear and despair during times of crisis!
We can talk about our symptoms and rehash our troubles and focus on what we can’t have or can’t do. We can collapse with worry and sorrow. We can fret over the disarray and trouble. Or we can take our vitamins.
Vitamins won’t make the disease go away, but they can strengthen us to face it.
Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 138:3 In the day when I cried thou answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.
Some vitamins to try:
- Reading words of Scripture
- Talking with God
- Listening to the sounds of nature
- Relishing the beauty of God’s creation
- Enjoying times of exercise
- Communicating (virtually or by phone) with friend and relatives
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.
Psalm 126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
photo from Pexels