A Psalm to Ponder…

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23

The Lord is my constant companion.
There is no need that He cannot fulfill.
Whether His course for me points to the mountain tops of glorious ecstasy or to the valleys of human suffering,
He is by my side,
He is ever present with me.
He is close beside me when I tread the dark streets of danger,
and even when I flirt with death itself,
He will not leave me.
When the pain is severe,
He is near to comfort.
When the burden is heavy,
He is there to lean upon.
When depression darkens my soul,
He touches me with eternal joy.
When I feel empty and alone,
He fills the aching vacuum with His power.
My security is in His promise to be near to me always, and in the knowledge that He will never let me go.

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This was shared as part of the sermon, “The Shepherd’s Call” from April 26, 2015.  This is a modern rendition of Psalm 23 from the book Psalms/Now by Leslie Brandt and Corita Kent.

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