Speaking about the people of Israel, Mark Twain once said, “[They] are like everyone else, only more so.” The same can be said of believers in Messiah Jesus. We are like everyone else, but our life experiences should be “even more so,” according to Psalm 23:5: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
The table is prepared, and the feast is given in the presence of our enemies, which are all of our troubles, trials, and tribulations. We are the Lord’s honored guests. He has anointed our heads with oil. The Holy Spirit of God not only fills us daily, but has taken permanent residence within us, enabling us to live lives pleasing to God. Our cup overflows. The blessings of the Lord are ours in the Messiah Jesus, even in the midst—or rather, in the presence—of a pandemic.
May we use the blessings of our abundant lives to glorify God and bless others (Psalm 67).