This past week I preached on Psalm 23 from the updated NIV, in which the first verse likely sounds different than the version most of us know. In the updated NIV it says in verse one: “The Lord is my Shepherd. I lack nothing.”
Hear those words: I lack nothing.
As we enter into the holiday season, a time when an estimated 30% of all retail transactions take place, I urge you to remember, if the Lord is your shepherd, you lack nothing.
In order to put this into action, my faith community gathered around the table and celebrated the Eucharist together, this time hearing the words “The Lord is your shepherd, you lack nothing” as the bread was taken, dipped in the cup, and consumed.
Whether it’s finances, relationships, career aspirations, interpersonal conflict, or something else entirely, I pray you can come to realize the depth of truth in one simple verse of scripture.
The Lord is your shepherd, you lack nothing.
Grace and peace.