If, like me, you grew up in a Christian home….ok let me rephrase.
If, like me, you actually like the fact that you grew up in a Christian home,
then you must be familiar with Psalms 23.
Familiar with it for decades, as I have been.
I can recite Psalms 23 in my sleep, in two languages.
But as I heard someone read this song today,
It suddenly dawned on me
That the Shepherd is in every verse
1 The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4 Yea, 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.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
I’ve been a really slow sheep
To not notice He does not sleep
But ‘cos in wahala, he’s in my verse
That beats being a stray, though in First Class.
Chukwudi Adepoju is @adechuks on twitter.