Pastor Ralph Byma
March 13, 2018
Our God Is…part 2
Our God is…Psalm 23
Our God is: Personal…He is our Shepherd. A shepherd puts his life on the line to protect his sheep. He leads them to the best fields and water. He searches for the lost and cares for the injured.
He Leads me. The shepherd knows each sheep by name and the sheep know the voice of the shepherd. He leads the way and the sheep follow.
He Provides. The shepherd wants his sheep to thrive and so he leads them to the greenest pastures.
He Guides. The shepherd leads and guides his sheep. He uses his staff to guide the sheep to keep them on the right path. He is in their midst…in the journey with them.
He Restores. No matter how broken or hurt I may be, God restores me. It is the enemy who comes in to rob, steal and destroy. Jesus restores my soul. His body was broken so we can be whole.
He Protects.. He prepares a table for me in the presence of my enemies. God is our defense. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.