Friday, November 02, 2007

The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not be Jealous

A good friend of mine has told me that she sometimes has temptations to jealousy. It's not that she doesn't want her friends to have lots of good friends. It's more that she fears her friends will forget her. Still, doubts and worries are often temptations, so I was inspired to write this for her.

The following was inspired by the 23rd Psalm:

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be jealous.

He maketh me to cast down my green eyes,
He leadeth me beside healing waters.

He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of generosity for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of doubt;
I will not fear being forgotten:
For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my temptations:
Thou anointest my head with the oil of gladness;
My cup of joy runneth over.

Surely friendship and love shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the love of the Lord for ever.

Copyright Margaret Mary Myers 2007.

Thank you to the Holy Ghost - and to David - for giving us the beautiful 23rd Psalm.

In case you aren't familiar with that beautiful Scripture passage, here is the 23rd Psalm from the Bible:

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 anointest
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 for ever.

Psalm of David, Psalm 23 (In some translations, Psalm 22).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

thats cool...you're the greatest writer in the world!

Margaret Mary Myers said...

Thank you!!! :)