Sheep can get their head caught in briers and die trying to get untangled. There are little flies that like to torment them by laying eggs in their nostrils which turn into worms and drive the sheep to beat their head against a rock, sometimes to death. The shepherds anoints their entire head with oil which forms a protective coating and brings peace. Psalms 23:5 reads “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows,”
Don’t we sometimes experience mental torment? Worrisome thoughts invade our thinking over and over and we can be tempted to beat our heads against a wall. That is exactly when I turn to the 23rd Psalm and ask God to anoint my head with oil. He has an endless supply! God is always right here waiting for me to turn humbly and gratefully to Him in prayer. Today I will do just that!