Read Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd;
I have everything I need.
2He lets me rest in fields of green grass
and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water.
3He gives me new strength.
He guides me in the right paths,
as he has promised.
4Even if I go through the deepest darkness,
I will not be afraid, Lord,
for you are with me.
Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me.
5You prepare a banquet for me,
where all my enemies can see me;
you welcome me as an honoured guest
and fill my cup to the brim.
6I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life;
and your house will be my home as long as I live.
Most of us should have committed this Psalm to memory. It is a classic because it is true of God's love for us - the way God is with his people. A shepherd who joins us in our struggles and guides us in his love.
Help me to be aware of you as my shepherd today.