Last Sunday (June12), we began a new worship series called “My Favorite Scripture.” We are asking everyone to submit their favorite scripture passage, and then Jaime and I will preach on those passages through the summer.
Fittingly enough, we began with the 23rd Psalm, one of the most beloved passages in all of the Bible. The 23rd Psalm is much loved, we believe, not only because it is beautiful poetry, but also because it affirms God’s provision, companionship, and help throughout all of life.
As a part of the message, we shared the following reflection on the 23rd that someone brought to our small group Bible study on the Psalms. Here it is:
The Lord is my Shepherd —
I shall not want —
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures —
He leadeth me beside still waters —
He restoreth my soul —
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness —
For His name sake —
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil —
For thou art with me —
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me—
Thou preparest a table for me in the presence of mine enemies —
Thou anointest my head with oil —
My cup runneth over —
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life —
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord —
That’s ETERNITY! —Author unknown
We invite you to consider:
- How have you experienced God’s help and provision in your life?
- Where do you go to find rest and renewal?
- How does God restore your soul?
- How have you felt God’s healing touch and mercy at work on your life?
Please feel free to leave a comment and let us know! Also, it’s not too late to give us your favorite scripture passage! We still have a couple of Sundays open in August to conclude our series.
Pastors Jim and Jaime