A Depressed Scottish S'more

A Depressed Scottish S’more

Scotland’s national poet, Robert (Robbie) Burns, once composed a poem To A Louse, a horrible insect which he saw on a lady’s hat while sitting in church one day! It contained the lines:

O wad some Power the giftie gie us 
To see oursels as ithers see us! 
It wad frae mony a blunder free us, 
An’ foolish notion: 
What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us, 
An’ ev’n devotion!

Let me translate (with apologies to the bard)!

O would some Power the gift to give us,
To see ourselves as others see us!
It would from many a blunder free us,
And foolish notion:
What airs in dress and walk would leave us,
And even self-devotion!

The prayer in the first line is effectively, “Oh that God would help us to see ourselves as others see us.”

A worthy and commendable prayer, indeed!

Until it’s answered.

As you can see from the above photo, this prayer was answered for me last week when I was in Greenville with my friend Steven Lee, the president of sermonaudio.com. He gave me a box containing a model made by his wonderfully gifted sister-in-law.

As a result, I now know how others view me: a depressed Scottish s’more who catches the odd salmon!

Thanks :)

  • http://rcsprouljr.com/ RC Sproul Jr.

    Now that’s funny right there. God bless brother.

  • Dan Phillips

    Looks like a rainbow trout to me.

    • David Murray

      A little bit of education needed for the resident Texan. It’s either a freshly caught King Salmon or a Steelhead (an ocean-going rainbow trout, which to me is more of a salmon than a trout). And if you’ll come up this way in the Fall, you’ll catch the real thing.

      • Dan Phillips

        The spots plus the color look more rainbow-trouty to me. But you probably know more about rainbows than I do about salmon so – I learned something new! And so early! Good night!

  • Mary VanDoodewaard

    Just looking at it makes one smile. A good antidote for depression :)

  • Les

    He’s adorable! Better a depressed marshmallow than head lice!

    • David Murray

      Very true, Les.

  • Pingback: December 20-21, 2014: Truth2Freedom Weekend Headline Alerts Collection | Truth2Freedom's Blog