Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Psalm 23--for moms

This morning I am holed up in my bedroom, searching for some Real Peace And Quiet so I can take on this daunting task of motherhood. I don't feel I'm up for it today. So I am searching for refreshment with Him, and in His Word. I love "The Message" version of Psalm 23. Rest for all you weary mamas...

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.

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.

You serve me a six-course dinner
right in front of my enemies.
You revive my drooping head;
my cup brims with blessing.

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.