Minister’s Message 22 March 2020

Minister’s Message 22 March 2020

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,

He leads me beside quiet waters,

He restores my soul.

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

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil,

For you are with me,

Your rod and your staff,

They comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil,

My cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

These are uncertain times. The world is changing rapidly and we have extraordinary challenges facing us. This rapid change also affects, we have come to see, the way we worship and live out our faith. God, we believe, is calling us to discern and rethink the way we do things for a short time. We are being invited to take stock and change our lifestyles so that we can continue to be faithful witnesses and disciples of Jesus Christ in this time of anxiety.

At times like this, our faith is the rock we steady ourselves on, and psalms like this bring us age old comfort and hope. The Lord is our shepherd and God will guide us to still waters.

Let us find new ways to love and support one another, to worship God and to learn His ways here at Living Water.

Peace and strength, Pastor Rosalie