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Mar. 13, 2020 - Peace I leave with you

As events have unfolded this week of the spreading of the coronavirus I have thought about the discussion we had in our Sunday afternoon Bible study last Sunday. We were looking at the Twenty - Third Psalm. We talked about David’s life and where this might have come from. While David most likely wrote these words late in life, it was clear that they could have come from any point of his life. And just as they could have brought David comfort along the way they can and do provide comfort for us today in these uncertain times. I have copied this Psalm below from The Message. As you read it the words will not be those that you may have memorized, but I think they might help bring comfort and peace in this difficult time.

1 God, my shepherd!

I don’t need a thing.

2 You have bedded me down in lush meadows,

you find me quiet pools to drink from.

3 True to your word,

you let me catch my breath

and send me in the right direction.

4 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.

5 You serve me a six-course dinner

right in front of my enemies.

You revive my drooping head;

my cup brims with blessing.

6 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 TMSG)

Amen.

Always, to God be the glory!

Paul

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