Sunday, December 16, 2012

Woolie Lambs

All day I have been thinking about Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. 
Praying alot and grieving makes me think about sheep and more importantly about The 23rd Psalm.

Our Ewe Freckles

 Freckles.  Not a very good picture of her. She was loved by my family when I was growing up.  I always think of her when I think of the 23rd Psalm and how when I was little hearing that psalm in church made me happy I had lambs and Freckles at home. 

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

-- KJV

I think I will do some knitting tonight and let the wool run through my fingers. Knit, pray, knit, pray.




Toni said...

Anne, this was one of my mother's favorites. She told me (later in my life) that she was agnostic, but she absolutely loved this psalm. I am still puzzled why she said she was undecided, but clearly she knew the truth deep down. I am so grateful to you for posting it…to remind us of God's love, his patience, his forgiveness, his plan, even for those who struggle with the reality of his existence. We can only pray that the families of the victims will find comfort and can some day again have hope.

Araignee said...

I thought when I woke up this morning it would all have been a terrible nightmare but sadly it was not. The more I get to know heaven's newest little angels the more it hurts. Thank you for sharing.

Anne Arnold Pierce said...

I know me too.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

This Psalm is a beautiful tribute to the children who died at Sandy Hook. They are in the care now of the best parent they could ever have...Jesus

Anne Arnold Pierce said...

AnnMarie, that is our salvation.