Psalm 23:1-3,”Yahweh is my shepherd, I lack nothing. In meadows of green grass he lets me lie, To the waters of repose he leads me; there he revives my soul. He guides me by paths of virtue for the sake of his name.”
What is that?
I have been searching for peace
Peering into the depths of my soul
Finding out what is stopping me
From finding peace
Prayers have pointed me to greener pastures
The green is fleeting, the waters trickling
The only time I have experienced peace
Is when I stopped proving myself
To my parents, relatives and friends
All asking me to put grades first
Before anything else
No time for rest except sleep
Is it worth it?
I do not know
I look at the image of Divine Mercy on the glass shelf
And I see Jesus
As the Good Shepherd
The Shepherd who loves me
Is the love sufficient?
I believe it is as whenever I feel the odds are against me
I say a short prayer
To comfort myself
Perhaps I need a short getaway
To remove the veil covering my eyes
So that I will not have to peep anymore
But to experience God’s comfort in full.
Written By: Darren Chan Keng Leong