Psalm 23: The Birth of Our Shepherd - December 4 - December 24
“The LORD is my shepherd.” These words were written by a Jewish man named David who was the king of Israel around 1,000 BC. David, who was a shepherd before he became a king, wrote what we call Psalm 23 as a poetic praise song to God. David had come to know the LORD as a God who was as attentive and affectionate toward him as a shepherd is with their sheep. Though ancient, many still cherish these words for what they say about God and his relationship with us. When Jesus of Nazareth was born, he fulfilled the hopes of those who were waiting for God to send a king who would shepherd his people like God would (Micah 5:1-4, Ezekiel 34). Jesus was born to be our Good Shepherd (John 10:1-21). What difference does it make to have Jesus as our shepherd - to be a sheep under his care and management? During this series, we will cover Psalm 23 in three parts in preparation for Christmas.