[God] said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. (Eze 3:3)
Over the next while we are all of us going to be spending a lot more time indoors. That will means we are consuming a lot more words. Whether those are written in a book, blog or tweet, or spoken on the TV, Radio or Podcasts. For the next few months we are going to be relying on them to fill our time.
Our passage today, the strange little story of Ezekiel eating a scroll and finding it sweet, reminds us that the right words at the right time can be as nourishing as a good meal. But the inverse of that is that some words can be like junk food, they fill us up but they leave us unsatisfied.
As we quarantine ourselves be sure to keep an eye on your media diet. A bit of junk TV is fine, but make sure that you set aside time for the things that will nourish you. That might be Bible study, reading a good book or putting everything and spending a bit of time in quiet.
Prayer: Lord help me to set aside time for the things that matter most and find nourishment and restoration
Action: What’s that book or your self that you’ve been meaning to read for ages (it may even be the Bible). Why don’t you start it today.