Words from the Heart for Thursday January 30th, 2020
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Psalm 23:5 (NKJV)
My Cup Overflows
The Stanley Cup was the creation of Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, lord of Preston and the 16th earl of Derby. Stanley was the son of a three-time prime minister of England. He served in Canada’s House of Commons from 1865 until he was named governor general of Canada in 1888. Stanley became an ice hockey fan after watching an 1889 game at the Montreal Winter Carnival. In honor of the new sport, Lord Stanley then donated a lavish trophy to the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association.
There is an ancient custom of anointing the head of a person with aromatic oils. It was done for one of three reasons – as a means of health and comfort, as a token of honour, and as a symbol of consecration. King David had been anointed as King when he was no more than a boy. That was a token of honour that was bestowed upon him. God had chosen him. But David knew another anointing, and he mentions it in Psalm 23:5: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.” David’s life had not been easy. Even his own sons had tried to usurp his authority, and steal his throne. But through it all, God had proven faithful, and David understood that nothing could thwart God’s will for his life. Nothing can prevent the Lord from fulfilling His will for your life either. But there is more. When God’s will is fulfilled in our lives, and we find ourselves in the sweet spot of the centre of God’s will, we will find our cup runs over with joy as well.
These have been words from the heart.