11 July 2010

He makes me lie down

Faithful Bloggers is in the midst of a group writing project. We split up the verses in Psalm 23, each sharing a part.

I chose:

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters Psalm 23:2 NIV

This verse truly sprang to life for me when I moved to farming country and learned about sheep. Sheep are skittish and quite nervous by nature and will not lie down, no matter how tired, unless they feel safe and protected. This is the job of the shepherd.

I can so trust my Lord, that like the sheep, I can be refreshed and restored in His presence. He is my peace. I can lay down at His feet and find true rest.


Unknown said...

Amen! I'm so glad for His Shepard's heart.

Missie said...

I do so love this, and the closer I draw the the Lord the more rested I feel!

Courtney said...

Thanks for participating in the group writing project! It's such a joy knowing that with the Lord with my Shepherd I can have true rest and peace - something I could never have without Him.