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Mar 29, 2014

The Great Comforter

The Lord is my shepherd; 
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: 
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: 
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's 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 before 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 for ever.
     ~~Psalm 23, KJV

You know my needs.  You are my shepherd.  I shall not want.  You bring me to green pastures to lie down in.  You lead me by still waters to drink deeply until my thirst is gone.  You restore my soul.  You lead me in the paths of goodness to bring honor to your name.  Even though demons come towards me and threaten me, I will fear no evil for you are with me.  Your rod and staff comfort me by letting me know the boundaries, that you are near, and of your love for me.  You prepare a table of a feast for me in the presence of those who would do evil to me.  You anoint my head with oil, you touch my head and I know all is well.  My cup runs over from being filled with the blessings you give to me.  Goodness and mercy cannot but follow me for all the days of my life for you love me and I love you.  I will dwell in your house for ever because you allow me to.  Thank you, Lord.