The Lord is my shepherd.
- The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not lack.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me besides the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake
My study bible says that green pastures is literally pastures of tender grass.
Can you imagine lying on soft tender grass? How comfortable.
It also says that still waters is literally waters of rest.
Can you imagine lying beside waters of rest? Not torrential and noisy but gentle soft guggling. So peaceful and relaxing.
A shepherd leads his flocks to yummy grass and sweet water. So in the same way, the LORD leads me. What’s more, he has to make me lie down. It seems that I am not willing to lie down. He got to make me. And when I lie down and rest, my soul is restored.
Ahhh, what a wonderful divine thought!