Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Psalm 23 still speaks

One of the participants in our Saturday Psalms class shared this marvelous reflection on Psalm 23 (The Lord is my Shepherd); she gave me permission to share it with the world:


Reflection on Psalm 23
Larina Swisher

The Lord is my Shepherd
       That's relationship.
There is nothing I lack.
       That's supply.
In green pastures you let me graze.
        That is rest.
To safe waters you lead me
        That's refreshment.
You restore my strength.
        That's healing.
You guide me along the right path.
        That's guidance.
For the sake of your name.
        That's purpose.
Even when I walk through a dark valley
        That's testing.
I fear no harm.
        That's protection.
For you are at my side.
        That's faithfulness.
Your rod and staff give me courage.
        That's discipline.
You set a table before me as my enemies watch.
        That's hope.
You anoint my head with oil.
        That's consecration.
My cup overflows.
        That's abundance.
Only goodness and love will pursue me all the days of my life.
        That's blessing.
I will dwell in the house of the Lord
        That's security.
For years to come--
        That's ETERNITY!

No turning back > Moving on.
Feb. 12, 2011

4 comments:

Carol O. said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

What a Godsend
What a gift from the Holy Spirit
Welcome Francis

Faye said...

Your definition on each verse in the Psalm is wonderful.

Raymarie Gerard said...

'Haven't checked in for some time. Glad to have discovered this profoundly moving reflection on the Shepherd. Some gifted persons just know how to say it...