“He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.” 

by Rev. Kevin Orr

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Psalm 23 

Reflect

“The Lord is my shepherd.” This is such a comforting thought as we go through these times of navigating the pandemic. People have been saying for a while now that being the church in a post-Christian world is like traveling in uncharted territory. If that is the case, then we have really ventured into the unknown! It makes me wonder how we will “be church” in a post-Christian and post-Covid-19 world. If there was ever a time we needed a Shepherd to lead us, it is now.

I am drawn to the third verse of Psalm 23. “He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.” In what ways is our shepherd leading us in right paths for God’s sake in this season of our journey? Where are we being led that gives God glory? I have noticed a few ways.

Now that we cannot see each other on Sunday morning to catch up on each other’s lives, we have to be more intentional about staying connected. Zoom meetings are one way to do it. Emails…sure. But I have committed to taking the time to call all my members. It is important to hear each other’s voices right now. Part of this right path is being reminded that staying connected with each other takes intentionality. 

To God be the glory!

There are many churches and pastors, like me, who have not done much as far as presenting worship in an online format. All of a sudden, we find ourselves going down the road of taking our worship out of our buildings and placing it in the virtual public square. Now we can reach so many people that otherwise could not or would not come to our buildings on Sunday morning. 

To God be the glory!

Our Shepherd continues to lead us in right paths (plural!) through this time of global pandemic, even if these paths take us through the valley of the shadow of death. What a comfort to know that God, our Shepherd, is leading us. 

To God be the glory!

Respond 

God our Shepherd, thank you for leading us along right paths for your name’s sake. When we stumble or veer off course, pursue us in your goodness and mercy to pick us up and get us back on track. Please lead us beside still waters from time to time so our souls can be restored. To you we give all the glory. Amen.

Remember

What “right path” did God lead you on today? What happened today for which you can give God glory?

Comment below or use a journal to record how God is with you each day of this journey.

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