PSALM 23: A PERSONAL RE-READING

 

Bethany Therriault

 

 

The Lord is my Mother;

She provides for my every need.

She cradles me in Her tender embrace;

She feeds me from Her breast;

She envelopes me in love.

She teaches me about the world,

So that I can make Her proud.

Though I stumble and fall and am certain that I have lost my way,

I know that I can always run to Your arms.

Even when You punish me, I know You love me.

 

You spread the entire world before me,

And You do not hide its darkness.

You gift me with confidence and grace.

You put the universe within my grasp.

Surely the lessons You teach me
will follow me all of my life.

And I will be safe in Your loving arms forever.