Showing posts from March, 2013

If a shepherd had a blog

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

It is that common thread that ties us to fields of grass and words of the soul breathing fresh praise.  He is David, a poet warrior.  I too write in rhymes, though I stumble short of such bravery.

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.

He sat among them, their shepherd.  Heard their bleating beyond the stream and over the hill.  The pale morning sun warmed the face upturned to heavens, upturned to creation, Creator.  So beautiful was the day that it seemed the very wind was whispering amazement.

. . . and he sings!

He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

The eyes of the shepherd lower, but his ears move sharp to the rawness of nature.  He is vigilant tothe needs of his flock.  He is their protector.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;

The boy, the shepherd, he clings to this promise.  He holds i…

A safe place to land

He unfurled it like a banner, a declaration of his soul right there on the wrist.  The bracelet wore the etching of scripture, an extension of his inner life living open.   I recognized it for what it was, or at least what it suggested to me, an opportunity to be treated with the love of Christ.

I smiled inside and mentioned his witness.  "I'm glad to see your bracelet, because I need someone with a lot of patience."

That's when I laid exactly four gift cards, one coupon, and two paper store credits on the counter.  He handled the difficult transaction with ease, and managed to restrain the eye rolling and heavy sighs.  I wasn't disappointed.

I left the store thinking about him, and two weeks later I am still remembering.

It is something I am acutely aware of, how my own actions are a reflection of the order of my heart.  It seems the louder we live the more eyes and ears we will have watching and listening.  That is something that scares me to weakness because I…