A talk with God.
God: I want you to take a nap today.
Me: I don’t nap.
God: Remember where it says I MAKE you lie down in green pastures? Yeah. You need some time out.
Me: Really, I’m good. Also, I’m not tired! *stamps foot for emphasis*
God: TAKE A NAP.
Me: BUT I’M NOT TIRED! *yawns but covers it with a cough*
God, muttering: Well, you’re making ME tired.
Me, crossing my arms: Hey! I have things to do! Like, important stuff, You wouldn’t understand. I don’t have time to lie down in stupid pastures!
God: I DON’T CARE IF YOU SLEEP BUT YOU’RE GOING TO LIE DOWN SO HELP ME.
Me (stomps off to green pastures and slams invisible door): You’re mean!
God: Relax, woman. Things will look better later, I promise. *Turns to angel: They’re a lot of work, but they’re so cute when they’re sleeping.*
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
~ Psalm 23