Sunday Thought

Today's thought is an ancient poem, and famous. Most all of us have probably heard it read at a hospital room or during a sacred service. Some parts of it can probably be retrieved from somewhere in the cobwebs of our childhood brains. It's a sketch of God, written by an Israeli king who had been a shepherd as a boy. The words are a comfort and hope, and they come from David, the poetic warrior who has been described as 'a man after God's own heart.'

Today's Sunday Thought: Psalm 23, from the Bible.

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,

he leads me beside quiet waters,

he restores my soul.

He guides me in paths of righteousness

for his name's sake.

Even though I walk

through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff,

they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me

all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord