In this midst of all that is going on, in our world and in my home with the toddler that has taken over, I find comfort in the words of the Psalmist. I especially am feeling Pastor Eugene Peterson's translation of the much loved 23rd Psalm (from the Message Bible). Beloved friends, if you are feeling caught up in the cares of this world, I
invite you God invites you to relax and take a sip from the quiet pools of water. There's a seat open next to me...
God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure. You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies. You revive my drooping head; my cup brims with blessing. Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I’m back home in the house of God for the rest of my life.
(Psalm 23 MSG)
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