Hello Trinity Family,
This upcoming Sunday is commonly called “Good Shepherd Sunday” and is one of my favorites of the liturgical year. Psalm 23 is a prayer I know by heart. It’s incredibly comforting to me knowing that the Lord is guiding us through our struggles. Envisioning Jesus as a shepherd allows me to accept his guidance in areas I have no control over.
For this meditation, I offer “The Lord’s My Shepherd” arranged by Donald Hustad. The link to the video is HERE.
Here are the lyrics for your reflection (a paraphrasing of Psalm 23):
The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.
My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.
My table Thou hast furnishèd
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.
Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.