-After Psalm 23 (today’s reading) and my friend Ann
You are our Shepherd; we don’t need anything more than what we have.
You make us rest in green pastures and you lead us to refresh ourselves by quiet waters.
You restore us, even our souls.
You guide us all the way along the right paths, because that’s who you are.
Even when we walk, together and alone, in that dark place, shadowed by death, we do not need to fear, for you are here, with us.
We will fear no evil or dark thing, for You Are Here, with us.
Your rod, your staff, your ways and your arm, THEY are what comfort us.
You prepare a table for us all to sit at, even amidst our enemies, the ones who would hate us.
You anoint our very heads with oil and our whole selves overflow with who you are in us.
We know, that we know, that we know, that it is Your goodness and Your mercy and Your love that will follow us, track us, stay with us every single day for the rest of our lives.
We know, that we know, that we know, that we will be of you and in you and With You, where you are, forever.