Dear Prayer Partner,
The 23rd Psalm is probably one of the most familiar passages in the Bible. It is a comforting passage about a loving Shepherd caring for His sheep. It brings to mind green meadows and quiet waters. It makes me think, though, how interesting it is that as we approach the busyness of Christmas, the celebration of Jesus, our Shepherd, there is very little peace or quiet!
But if you look at the Psalms, the Shepherd is very active – as if He knows it’s hard for us to quiet our souls on our own. He makes us lie down, He leads us and refreshes us. Because He knows what is best.
He does that for all of His children – including those we serve around the world. For a child in poverty, there is often little quietness. Their homes are often crowded, the streets can be filled with violence. Yet God offers them the same rest and refreshment. He offers them the same calmness of soul.
This month, will you pray, that in the midst of the chaos of poverty, children will experience security in the Shepherd? That the peace of Christ will truly dwell in their hearts as they learn about the love of Jesus, Who was born and died so they would have life?
Thank you, as always, for your continued prayers on behalf of the children we serve together. And I pray that you and yours will have a wonderful Christmas, filled with moments of peace.
The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
— Psalm 23:1-3, NIV
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