Thursday, May 21, 2009

Psalm 23

This evening, I was sitting outside on this beautiful, summer-like day, and my thoughts were drifting in many different directions. I started thinking about Caleb and all the verses he learned this year in his AWANA group. Then I recalled seeing a little girl about his age on You Tube a while back reciting The 23rd Psalm. It's just so cute. I thought to myself, "I bet I could teach him that set of verses." After all, I taught him the Pledge of Allegiance when he was just 3, and he's been great at memorizing many verses.

Just for fun, I thought I'd start with the first verse. He was swinging on his playset, but I thought we could do this and play at the same time!

"Ok, Caleb. Let's work on a new verse this summer. Repeat after me: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."

He paused and then tried: "The Lord is my shepherd...no matter what!"

I seriously love it when God speaks to me through my children.

I was in awe and could not bring myself to correct him or to continue the scripture lesson. I just smiled at him, and he smiled back at me...not realizing what he had said I'm sure. But what powerful words for me, for anyone really.

He is my Shepherd, no matter what the circumstances may be. He is the Lord, my God, my Salvation, my Rock, my Fortress, my Deliverer, my Friend...the list is endless. He comforts me in my time of sorrow. He rejoices with me in my time of happiness.

I think I will always remember Caleb's version of Psalm 23:1. The Lord is my shepherd, no matter what.

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