A Few Fries Short of a Happy Meal…

Psalm 107

I love those expressions for stupidity:

  • He’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer…
  • He’s dumb as a box of rocks…
  • He’s a few fries short of a Happy Meal…
  • (Fill in your own here):  ________________________________________________________________

None of us want to be considered “mentally dull.”  But it may be more common than we’d like to think…

Psalm 107 is about recalling the love and mercy of God.  The author relates several stories–people wandering through the desert, prisoners in chains, foolish people, sailors, poor people–and shows how God pours out His mercy on them when they look to Him.  The author concludes the psalm with these words in Psalm 107:43,

Who is wise?  Let him give heed to these things, and consider the lovingkindnesses of the Lord.

How often do we stop and reflect on how God has shown His mercy to us?  Not very often–we rarely slow down, much less stop!  According to the Psalm, if we don’t do this, we’ve got a few cobwebs upstairs that need to be swept away…

My wife and I have had a wonderful opportunity recently to do this, with our decision on whether or not to move back to NC.  We’ve talked, prayed, and reflected on how God has worked through this decision–conversations, observations, even through things like blogs and reading over a pre-published book for a friend.  It’s been so amazing to see God work in the little things, in that “still small voice” that the Bible speaks of.  When you take the time to do it, reflecting on how God has worked in your life can be a great relief of stress and anxiety, and a huge encouragement to keep moving forward in your faith.

How has God worked in your life recently?  Have you stopped speeding through life long enough to think about it?  If not, then according to this psalm, you’re not the (fill in your dumb expression here) __________________________________________________.


About Aaron

Aaron is a follower of Jesus. He's married to his smokin' hot wife Laura and is the father of three adorable girls. He enjoys a robust cigar, a complex root beer, a good movie, writing, football, thought-provoking books, and rousing discussions about subjects you're not supposed to talk about (like theology and politics). Religious people irritate him (because he once was one). He's on a quest to find the perfect dry rub and sauce for ribs.
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