From Wandering to Following: Jesus the Good Shepherd

Session Date: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Speaker: 
Scott Field
Bible Text: 
Psalm 23

Daniel Gilbert, a psychology professor at Harvard, summarized a recent Gallup poll that "An uncertain future leaves us stranded in an unhappy present with nothing to do but wait …. Our national gloom is real enough, but it isn't a matter of insufficient funds. It's a matter of insufficient certainty."
What can we do with the anxiety and uncertainty that keeps whispering in our ears and echoing in our minds? Doctors and therapists suggest many treatments; but, perhaps, who we really need is Dr. Jesus, the Good Shepherd.
Let the words of Psalm 23 comfort us:

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2     He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3     he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

From Wandering to Following: Jesus the Good Shepherd