It begins with one of the most familiar phrases in Scripture: “The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want.” Psalm 23 is one of the most recognized and remembered chapters in the Bible. It is not uncommon to find it commemorated in homes and churches or quoted in ceremonies and funerals.
And yet familiarity has its dangers. What is most familiar can often become cliché and pedestrian. After all shepherds and sheep seem removed from our everyday living.
But there is something in this psalm that transcends the Palestinian countryside and the words of an ancient Hebrew poet. Join us for P23 as we deconstruct this psalm in a fresh way and discover how this ageless poem retains its beauty and truth in our world of buildings, concrete, SUVs, pets and department stores.
Shepherd ~ Sheep ~ Shadow