Sunday, March 18, 2012

dumb lamb

I’m supposed to write about my favorite Psalm but I woke up at 3:00a.m. with this in my head…

Oh no, not again…where am I?

If I don’t get lost at least once a day it means I never left…which really, if I knew what was good for me, I wouldn’t—leave the fold that is.


But, I’m just a dumb lamb.


That’s why I’m glad, The Lord is my Shepherd.

My sense of adventure is keen. But my sense of direction is nil. So, my curiosity takes my eyes off the flock and into the field—to that soft fluffy thing blowing free in the wind. I step out on my own, to the great unknown. It looks so inviting blowing soft and carefree


I wander on over just so I can see

As I get closer, just up under that tree

I notice it’s the tail of a lion; and he’s looking at me

Oh, how do I always get myself into such a mess?  

Surely I’ll be lamb chops before my next breath


But what’s that I hear, but my Shepherd’s tone

He whistles with a sling and a stone

The lion’s no match in this ring

 For my Shepherd is the Lion King


He carries me on strong shoulders

Makes me lie down in green pastures

My dreams are fearful, for that lion I still do see

So, He sings songs of healing, and restores my soul to me


He leads me down the path I should go

And even deaths shadow I do not fear

Because my Shepherd is oh so near

His rod and staff—they comfort me


He even prepares a meal

In the midst of my enemy

And as long as I stay on His trail

Goodness and mercy will prevail


And with Him in his castle,

I will live happily ever after.




Like I said, I’m supposed to write about my favorite Psalm—but, hmmm, I wonder which one I should choose. Maybe this one, what do you think?


Psalm 23

New King James Version (NKJV)


The Lord the Shepherd of His People

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord


Linda Maynard said...

Great job.
I have grown enough to agree with you that we are dumb lambs. Maybe that needs a little explanation.
Growing up, I was referred to as stupid and had little concept of a Loving God. So to hear about a dumb lamb would have done me in.
BUT GOD,has healed that part of me that lived under that demeaning name.
I loved the book " A Shepherd Looks at the 23 Psalm ( not sure if it is still in print). It was written by an honest to goodness shepherd and I learned so mu about shepherding and dumb sheep.
Thanks for your 3 a.m. offering

Doug Spurling said...

Thank you Linda, Yeah, I suppose comparing us to sheep wasn't a great compliment but that's ok because after all, it's all about HIM and oh what great love a Shepherd has to lay down His life for His sheep.

Linda Maynard said...

But then again, after reading that book I mentioned...I could see the predicaments, the antics and the dangers sheep get into. I could see clearly..." Yep Lord, You are right!...sheep we are!"

caryjo said...

That was one creative poetic moment. I enjoyed seeing the story, eye to eye. Glad I finally had time to start catching up with you. Made me smile.