Psalm 23:1-3,6

Verse(s): 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. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Insight: This short Psalm paints one of the clearest pictures of God’s unwavering love for us as well as His role in our lives. A Shepherds primary roles is leading the flock through each season and ensuring their safety. What’s interesting is that like sheep, we tend to wander off and get distracted. These verses are such a beautiful reminder of how God cares for and promises to provide goodness and love for us culminating with His Very Presence.

Prayer: Your unfailing love for us - like a shepherd caring for his flock brings such great peace and hope for both today and every day following. I choose today to stay close to you and thank you for leading me to places of refreshing and nourishment. I love you Lord.

Jeffery Portmann