The well-known and well-loved Psalm 23 speaks of the complete provision, the wholeness, and comprehensiveness of the shepherd’s care for his sheep. Food, protection, honor and reconciliation, a table where enemies can sit together at a banquet, are all ways in which the shepherd shows love. BUT, it also speaks of the darkness and the valleys in which we human beings find ourselves.
So, how can we say that "we lack nothing" in the midst of a global pandemic? Where is this blankety-blank Shepherd when our hearts are full of fear? Where is God when a deadly illness that we do not understand is galloping across the world and we can't find food, toilet tissue, patience, or love?
This Sunday, for Online ARTChurch we will use series of artists' images for Psalm 23 to consider these deep questions and discover our Shepherd's provision.