Wednesday, September 2, 2015
"The Lord is My Shepherd..."
“He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters." -Psalm 23:1- 2
Sheep are very difficult to get to lie down. They will generally only lie down if there is nothing to fear, if they are at peace with the other sheep in their flock, if they are not harassed by flies or parasites and if they are not hungry. Praise Jesus our Good Shepherd that ensures all of these needs are met for His precious flock to have us lie down and rest.
"Green Pastures” was a place of trust, it meant that they had enough for this day and that they could trust their Shepherd for tomorrow's portion. This is a beautiful place to be as we trust wholly in the presence of our Shepherd to protect us from all harm while providing all of our needs, rest, peace, comfort and satisfy our hunger.
The "Still Waters". A Good Shepherd would not lead His flock beside waters with raging currents that could carry them away and harm them- No he would lead them beside the still waters. A peaceful place of safety and refreshment. The waters of renewal and rejuvenation that would quench and satisfy their longing thirst.
"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want."