You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

Psalm 23:5

There is a Christian film called God’s not dead. It is the story of how a university lecturer who is an atheist and a Christian student interact with one another. In the film a pastor receives a visit from an African colleague who reminds him of this saying.

God is good all the time, all the time God is good.  

This is what the Psalmist is reminding us of as he declares you prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. During the battle, when war is raging all around us, when we are distancing ourselves from one another to stop the spread of infection, when we worry about loved ones who cannot get home. God is good all the time, all the time God is good.
The question we are faced with when confronted with this part of Psalm 23, is will we trust God enough to sit down and eat at the table he has prepared, will we commit loved ones, worrying situations and fear of infection into God’s hands believing he will prepare a table for them just as much as he does for us?
This is a much shorter reflection, because it really does require time and space for us to think. Will we trust God and so eat of the table or will we miss out on the table because we won’t trust God?
God is good all the time, all the time God is good.

Prayer Father forgive our arrogance when we believe we have a better understanding of what needs to be done than you. Teach us through the worry and anxiety of these days to trust you not just with our salvation, but with our loved ones. Elderly relatives we can no longer visit, son’s and daughters who can’t come to us. Lord, into your hands we commit their well-being, at your table we take rest from worry. In Jesus name, amen.