"He leads me beside the still waters." Psalm 23:2b
In Hebrew, “still waters” is literally translated “restful waters.” These waters are more than just still. They’re actually just gently trickling—still and restful in comparison to raging and dangerous flood waters. Christ, the Good Shepherd, takes His sheep [you and me] to safe waters that will nourish - they’re life-giving.
The provision of water is essential for life, especially for a flock in a dry and challenging land. A place of quiet waters [not raging waters] would be a setting for the shepherd to water and wash the sheep, but it was also a place where he could clean and mend the wounds that the sheep sustained during their tumultuous journey.
Christ as the Good Shepherd, cares for us along the journey of life, sustaining us each step, in each season. "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds" [Psalm 147:3]. True!
Much love and care,
Greece Assembly of God
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