May 3rd, 2020

The Good Shepherd
Psalm 23: 1-2
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters.”
Those verses come from one of the most well-known passages in the Bible, written thousands of years ago. This is a passage that is often used at funerals as a source of hope in a time of loss. The image of a shepherd, one who cares for vulnerable creatures, reminds us of God’s care for us. The description of fields and still waters are a calming picture for people in crisis, especially today. God invites us to accept this vision of the world, a vision of compassion, renewal, and abundance. It might be hard to imagine that world right now, but these words give us hope and comfort that all is not lost, that God, our Shepherd is with us now and forever.