Tonight's talk with the ladies was Psalm 23.
If you have been in church for any length of time, you probably have this memorized.
There is so much in this psalm.
Mostly, we get a sense of comfort when reading it.
There's a saying that says, "It takes one to know one".
David grew up tending the sheep.
He had the heart of a shepherd.
Jesus is our Shepherd.
David knew the heart of God was to protect him, to keep him, and to lead him in the right way.
He knew that because he looked after sheep too.
In 1Samuel 17:34-36: David told Saul
“Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came
and took a lamb out of the flock, 35 I went out after it and struck it,
and delivered the lamb from its mouth;
and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it.
36 Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.”
David met the lion and the bear with full tenacity.
Wouldn't you love someone like that in your corner of the ring?
Well you do!
David said, "The Lord is MY Shepherd,"
Yes, He is your shepherd!!!
Jesus dealt with the enemy for us by dying on the cross and resurrecting three days later.
You can trust Jesus. He's got your back.
This is the front of the postcard I gave the ladies.
I took this photograph at the Elora Gorge near where I grew up.
"I will fear no evil".
There is lots of evil around, so those are powerful words, but for the person who
knows Jesus as their Shepherd there is a tenacity to that statement.
This the back of the postcard.
Psalm 61:1 says, "O God You are My God"
God is personal to David.
Let this sink in.
He is Your God.
Thomas got this revelation after seeing Jesus during the resurrection.
"My Lord, and My God" (John 20:26-28)
Whatever you are facing right now, trust your Shepherd.
He loves you.
He is your God.
He will carry you.