Lenten Meditation 23, March 23

Thursday, March 23

Psalm 23
1 Samuel 15:10-21
Ephesians 4:25-32

by Nancy Romer

Psalm 23

Ever since I was a small child, Psalm 23 was the one that my Sunday school teachers wanted me to memorize. Without skipping a year, each one would inform me that I needed to have this one in my memory pocket in case I needed to pull out comfort in a difficult situation. Dutifully, I did as they said. I could almost say it backwards. But I didn’t fully appreciate the depth and meaning of it until I had lived into life.

I am grateful that it has been in my spiritual reservoir many times over the years. I am grateful too, for all those teachers who felt it was important to memorize parts of the Bible. If you don’t already, I encourage you to have some words of the Bible in your spiritual reservoir for times when you might need them.