Mar 31, 2023
Spring is the season of new life. As we finish up our series on the Psalms, we come to the most famous one of all.
Psalm 23:1–2 says, “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.”
This psalm contains some of the most famous words ever written. It has everything: beautiful language, a man’s raw honest heart for God, and a universal theme of love that God has for all people.
It echoes in the universe.
Think of the picture that God is painting here for us.
We are bone weary, but He has actually made a place for us to rest in a garden. We hear the flowing water. We are refreshed inside and out.
And He is with us.
Do yourself a favor this spring. Memorize every line of the 23rd Psalm. Put it in your heart so that when you are in that dark valley, you will remember that the one true God loves you absolutely and completely.
Goodness and mercy follow you. Close your eyes and sit in the cool grass.
He is with you.
Lord, you are the Great Shepherd who provides a sanctuary for us. Thank you, thank you for making a place of safety for us as we go through life. In Jesus’ name, amen.