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Sunday, October 30, 2011


Psalm 23:1

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want." NIV

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." KJV

The Shepherd is the caretaker of His flock. His purpose is to tend to all matters that will bring a lamb from it's babyhood through to it's maturity so that it will be healthy to give it's woolly coat, producing useful fibers. During this journey, the Shepherd knows the landscape, where the best pastures are and where the fresh waters flow. He knows by watching His sheep, when they need to stop and rest from moving from feeding ground to feeding ground. The Shepherd is diligent to protect His sheep from predators and from dangerous pathways and cliffs. He uses His rod to keep His sheep moving on the right path. He extends His staff to reach the back legs of a wandering sheep to bring it back to His fold. The Shepherd shows tender love and care to His sheep and they stay near Him. There isn't any thing the Shepherd would not do to guide, nourish, protect, and love His sheep. His sheep have want for nothing.

Heavenly Father, how we praise and thank You for the Lord Jesus Christ, our Shepherd. We revel in the fullness of His loving care. Forgive us, Lord, when we become self-centered and try to make this journey on our own. Give us hunger to always follow our Shepherd. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

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Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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1 comment:

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What sweet words of encouragement! Especially since I just finished tomorrow's post for Halloween, with pictures of cute little lambs and John 3:16 to give to the trick or treaters to remind them that "God loves EWE" :) (I do love "plays on words!" Have a blessed week.

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