Green Pastures, Still Waters and Refreshing

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The last couple of days I have been spending time in Psalm 23

The first few verses are what has captured my heart:

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
     he leads me beside quiet waters,
 3 he refreshes my soul.

Lord,  I didn’t realize how the view you give me this morning would fit the scripture that engages my  heart with yours.  Thank you.

Lord, I know You don’t promise a life that doesn’t need
green pastures,
quiet waters
and refreshing –
but You do provide them when needed.

This comforts me.
Much is uncertain – in your big world and my little world.
Most days I am afraid of accompanying Dad on his final journey
Mom’s was so difficult.


(My Daddy, how I’ve always loved his smile!)

And then I am reminded of your presence and refreshing.
And I  will trust for another day.
And enjoy the days I have now with Dad,
seeing his smile
watching him enjoy his family,
hearing him laugh at one of Galen’s jokes,
and hearing “thank you for all you do,”
and “I love you” as I say goodbye to him each time I leave.