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Don't forget your Meds

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight oh, LORD”   (Ps.19:14)


aul advised Timothy to “take a little wine for thy stomach.” Perhaps the pro-biotic properties of fermentation could help with his poor digestion.  Medicine has its place.  The Bible tells us that “Herbs were given for the service of man.”  While medications play a part in mending our mortal bodies, meditations have healing in their wings.  Meditations are for our spirit and can lead us to the “springs of living water,” which have medicinal properties far more potent than anything found on earth.  Spiritual meditation can transport us from the tempest-tossed frigate and turbulent storms of life to the tranquil harbor at Fairhaven or carry us to the peak of Mt. Pisgah, from which we can see the Promised Land.  Spiritual meditation can allow us to taste the fruit like those brought back by the spies sent into Cannan by Moses.  Through Spiritual meditation, we can be transformed through the renewing of our minds and catch a glimpse of Christ’s Glory in the Glories, which in Heaven is brighter than the streets of Gold.

Just the thought of home was enough to strengthen the soldier in the battle, the traveler trudging along the lonely trail, and the mariner locked in the doldrums, awaiting the stirring of the wind.  John on Patmos, Peter in Prison, or Jeremiah in the Pit will all give testimony to the words of Isaiah, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, for he trusteth in thee.” Don’t forget your Meds.   -id