Friday, November 2, 2018
Fear No Evil
The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.
In green pastures he makes me lie down; to still waters he leads me; he restores my soul.
He guides me along right paths for the sake of his name.
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 comfort me.
You set a table before me in front of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Indeed, goodness and mercy will pursue me all the days of my life;
I will dwell in the house of the LORD for endless days.
Today’s psalm is a song of trust in God. We all walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Life on this earth is not everlasting, but at least we know that goodness and mercy pursues us all the days of our lives. That’s God who invites us into God’ house, not heaven but the house we call the Earth with unparalleled beauty and diversity of plants, animals, and people.
A shadow can only be cast when we are in the sun. When we cast that dark shadow, we are reminded we are alive, in the light, and we should fear no evil.
Deacon David Pierce