God wants to be more than our Master and Lord. He longs to be our Shepherd. 

When I think of what it means to have a Shepherd, I find peace in knowing that even when I don’t know where I am suppose to turn there is Someone with a staff guiding me in my journey.

When I remember that there is Someone walking with me Who understands me, knows me intimately yet still loves me, and at the very same time wants what is best for me, I can stop losing sleep over unanswered questions, unsolved problems, an uncertain future, or unresolved conflicts.

When I face the truth that I am REALLY His, I can close my eyes and rest.  No more pretending to be a Christian. No more feeling fake.  Just resting in Him….that’s what I long for in 2011.

I think Kandi understands what it means to have someone taking care of her.

I’m not so sure about her stuffed friend.

saturday jan first 0011_resize David, a shepherd himself, shares more beautifully than I ever could exactly what it means to have a Shepherd.

Psalm 23

 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

Praying you find peace in knowing that you do not walk alone but in a flock guided by the staff of the One Who created and Who loves with an everlasting love,