“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters. He refreshes my soul. He leads me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalms 23:1-3, 6 NIV
A beautiful green pasture. If I was a sheep, I think I would love to taste it.
I want to share one of my favorite Psalms with you. This Psalm (or song) was written by King David. Remember that David as a boy was a shepherd; he tended his father’s sheep. He used a sling shot to keep them safe and cared for them and provided food and water. He knew what shepherds needed to do to keep their sheep happy and safe.
In this Psalm, David says that God is like a shepherd to each of us.
The Lord is Your Shepherd
A shepherd leads his sheep to a grassy spread.
God provides your daily bread.
A shepherd gives his sheep water to live.
God draws you near and offers to forgive.
A shepherd protects his sheep from danger.
God gave us Jesus, born and laid in a manger.
A shepherd leads his sheep, so they don’t stray.
God guides you lovingly and listens to you pray.
A shepherd calms his sheep and gives them rest.
God watches over you always and you are blessed.
This week think of all the ways that God takes care of you. List a few or draw a picture and share it with your parents. Ask them how God takes care of each of them.
Blessings as a child of God who is our Shepherd!
Psalm 23 is my favorite verse. My mother taught us this chapter when we were small kids. She always said if we are afraid, scared or need help. Say these verses.
And when I had my daughter I read it to her and taught her about these scriptures.
Thank you for your comment, Desirayl. I love this Psalm, too. And your comment demonstrates how faith is passed on.
you picked on a psalm that brings such joy and satisfaction no matter how many times it is read. thank you so much for your beautiful explanation. will be cheering you on. how often do you plan to write?
Thank you, Sophia, for your kind comment and encouragement. I do love this psalm! I write and post a weekly devotional blog for adults (“Blog” heading) and one for kids (“For the Kids” heading).
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Nice to hear from you. Will be great to keep in touch as the journey ahead is wide open to opportunities and possibilities.