Psalm 23:1


—the Great I Am; the Ultimate Reality; the One from whom all that is gets its existence; the Sovereign Ruler over every atom in the universe; the Creator and Sustainer of galaxies; the Maker and Shaper of solar systems; the Source of life of every being that has breath; the Source of all goodness and righteousness; the true God; the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; the God of Moses; the God and Father of Jesus Christ; the One who charts the courses of the sun and stars through the sky; the One who determines the times and places of nations; the One before whom mountains tremble; the One before whom all men will one day bow and give an account; the One who spoke all spirit and matter into being; the King above all other kings; the LORD above all other lords; the Holy One of Israel—


—in this very moment; as he sovereignly governs all creation; as he actively rules over the trillions of stars in the universe; in the same moment in which he is carrying out his perfect will for all mankind; while he steadily moves the clock of history forward moment by moment; right now; today; in this very instant the LORD of all creation is being—


—personal, close, individual, loved, intimate, caring, near, own, dear, special, trusted, familiar, well-known—


—the one who leaves the 99 and seeks the one who’s lost; the tender guide; the patient teacher; the mighty protector; the merciful provider; the ever-present help in time of trouble; the matchless defender; the one who lays down his life for his sheep; the wise teacher; the skillful leader; the servant-master who gives of himself for the good of the flock; the ever-vigilant watchman; the always present eye; the disciplined trainer; the merciful disciplinarian; the one who faithfully yields his rod and his staff for the good of his sheep—

The LORD is my shepherd.  What joy and peace are mine.


2 thoughts on “Psalm 23:1

  1. …and yet He hears my pitiful prayers that are often filled with selfish desires to honor myself and lovingly shows me that the ONLY answer to all of my needs can only be found in praising Him.
    Oh may I never forget the long suffering of the Lord as He deals with me so that I will not expect more of others.

  2. John 10:27-30: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one” (ESV).

    He is a good Shepherd!

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