When I was a little girl, this was one of the first Bible passages I learned to memorize. But only in recent years has it come to mean more to me than perhaps I first realized. I have recited in at my dying grandmother's bedside; I have quoted it to myself as I walked down the hallways of hospitals, wondering if my father would live. Today, I hold it dear because of Who it speaks of and describes - the Savior I know and love who is, and always will be, my Good Shepherd.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in
the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou
art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence
of mine enemies; thou annoinest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the
days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord