In the 23rd Psalm, we read that the Good Shepherd makes us lie down in green pastures. Sheep will only lie down if they are not fearful, have no strife in the flock, are not bothered by pests, and are not hungry. The reality is that in order for this to happen the Shepherd must be in their midst, providing what is needed. As with sheep, so it is with us. If we are distracted, discontent, disturbed, and starving we need the Good Shepherd to meet our needs. If we try to meet our own needs, it ends in disaster.
Scripture: Psalm 23, 2 Timothy 1:7, Psalm 4:8, Ezekiel 34:15-22, John 13:35, Matthew 11:28-30, John 6:35, Matthew 6:28-34
“He Makes Me Lie Down…” preached by Pastor Don Bryan on February 25th, 2023 at the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mount Vernon, Washington