We all either know Psalm 23 or have heard it in some way or another. We’ve sang songs about it, watched movies that have quoted it, and we may have even learned it as a kid in Sunday School or Children’s Church:
The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
He leads me…He guides me…but there’s something else David says
“… He makes me lie down”. Makes me lie down? Wow. I never took a second glance at that phrase ’til recently. I am definitely looking through a different lens. Could it be that God has to force us to lie down? Yes. Maybe in doing that, our eyes are able to see the green pastures in our lives. How can I look at my singleness as a green pasture?