Blessed Beyond Measure

There are times when envy tries to seep through our being. There are times when we long to possess what others have. We battle the temptation to accumulate more material things. There were times when we gave in to the craving. We grabbed the latest gadget or the coolest outfit – even if we did not need another one. Along the way, we realize that things cannot satisfy our emptiness.

In the midst of the deafening call for more, let us choose to be still. Let us meditate on this psalm and be reminded that in the presence of  our Almighty God, we are blessed beyond measure:

Psalm 23 ~ A David Psalm

(Message Translation)

1-3 God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
you find me quiet pools to drink from.
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.

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