Psalm 23

“He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul” (v3).  This beloved psalm speaks of our Shepherd leading us in a progressive way, toward maturity and deep peace.  At times, He gives us the restful green pastures we need in order to heal or gather strength, and then He walks with us through “the valley of the shadow of death” (v4).  Even in the presence danger and threats, He “spreads a table” of provision and anoints us with power (v5).

“I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (v6). In life and even in death, our home is with the Good Shepherd who cares for us.