Monday, November 24, 2014

November 25, 2014

"The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever."  Psalm 23:1-6

The 23rd Psalm, one of the most beloved Scripture portions of all time! 

It has comforted countless numbers of people over the ages and it will for ages to come.

Maybe you have never thought of it as a great expression of Thanksgiving. It is one satisfied sheep sharing his gratitude for his shepherd.

"THE LORD is MY Shepherd.....!" 

When you are a helpless dependent sheep it is vitally important to have a good shepherd. You can look at a sheep and tell what sort of shepherd he has.

The Psalm 23 sheep is thankful to have a good shepherd!

The Lord is a Good Shepherd! That is great news for all of us "sheep"!

Jesus identified Himself as a Good Shepherd in John 10:

"I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. Ad other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd." John 10:14-16

I am very thankful the Good Shepherd found me and brought me into His flock. I am grateful I can pass under His rod each day as I enter His fold! 

Because the Lord is my Shepherd I know I will never want for anything I need! He will shelter me! He will sustain me! He will see that I am safe!

Having such a Good Shepherd makes me want to be a better sheep!

The Lord is my Shepherd and I am one thankful sheep!

Who do you have for a shepherd?