WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15TH | PSALM 23 Psalm 23 is often read at graveside committals. Death is our ultimate rest. But there is comfort in this passage for the living too. The shepherd guides his sheep and ensures they rest well in green pastures, beside still waters. Enemies may be at our tables, but we rest in the assurance that God is present to protect us. Here in Advent, as we await the birth of the Christ child who will grow into our Good Shepherd, we anticipate the comfort, guidance and rest our Savior will provide. Good Shepherd, save us from the darkest valleys. Save us from evil. Save us from paths that do not lead to righteousness. With hopeful anticipation we await the birth of Christ; we await the miracle of a God incarnate, a God who loves us enough to provide us with goodness and mercy and the blessed rest that comes from being in your company. Amen.
These daily devotions are taken from the Presbyterian Outlook Journal. The entire devotional can be found linked below.