Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Lord Is MY Shepherd

Some great conversations with BK happen these days while we are going places. We listen to her CDs almost exclusively when we are in the van. The one that is in there now is Sunday School know, those little verses that we used to sing when we all were kids.

Yesterday on the way to pick up Mike, BK was singing along with The Lord is my Shepherd. I told her that was in the Bible and if she would ask her Daddy, I bet he would tell her the whole thing. She said "I'm going to say it over and over so I won't forget." Then she began her litany: "The Lord is my shepherd...the Lord is my shepherd"...over and over and over...

All of the sudden there were tears in my eyes as I heard that little voice proclaiming that the Lord is her shepherd. I asked her who is the Lord and she said "Ahh...that's Jesus!"

In these times of economic hardships and uncertainties, we could all take a cue from a child and loudly proclaim...

The Lord is MY shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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