God, my shepherd!Psalm 23 The Message
I don’t need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
you find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word,
you let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction.
Even when the way goes through
I’m not afraid
when you walk at my side.
Your trusty shepherd’s crook
makes me feel secure.
You serve me a six-course dinner
right in front of my enemies.
You revive my drooping head;
my cup brims with blessing.
6Your beauty and love chase after me
every day of my life.
I’m back home in the house of God
for the rest of my life.
We all know and love this Psalm and it is often used at funerals. What a waste and what a mistake!
This Psalm should be written on your heart for everyday of your life. This Psalm is for life, not death. It is a blessing that God places on every follower of his, I will guide you everyday of your life and like a little sheep, a follower, we can say to our shepherd, we don’t need a thing. Wow, just say that again, we don’t need a thing. Saying it brings tears to my eyes as I think of the level of care God is going to, I don’t need a thing. I think I’ll thank God for his promise and believe his word, I don’t need a thing.