Psalm 23 – Sun – 21-10-03

Have you ever been at a party and someone starts a get-to-know-you discussion with a strange question like “If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be?” That may be ok at a party, but sometimes you get that type of question at a job interview! The question is designed to reveal how you think about yourself and whether you can think on your feet or not.  You may or may not think such questions are fun!

Today, I’m asking you that question. If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be? Would you be a lion? Some might say they were an eagle or a horse. Others would probably go for the safe bet,  you know, a dog or cat. Some may get exotic and say they are a dolphin or a unicorn! But I guarantee you no one would say they were a dinosaur, monkey or mule! There is one more animal people don’t identify with, but should — sheep!

Psalm 23:1 says, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” That’s right, if God is the shepherd, then we are sheep. Not very flattering is it? But it can be very comforting when you see the care the shepherd gives to sheep.

This week, we are going to explore the 23rd Psalm and how it describes a good relationship with God. Being God’s sheep is a good thing!

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