“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!