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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Kiara Sofia Saltos pics

I realize I never posted the updated pictures of Kiara, mi ahijada. Muy linda! No?



Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

In Him, I lack nothing




Pslam 23

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
     he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul.
     He guides me in paths of righteousness
     for his name's sake.
4 Even 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.
5 You prepare a table before me
     in the presence of my enemies.
     You anoint my head with oil;
     my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
     all the days of my life,
     and I will dwell in the house of the L
ORD
     forever.


Quite unfortunately, this psalm has become rather cliché in Christianity today. I will admit it is a chapter I have quoted without much reflection or depth. Until now.
David’s 23rd psalm is a reminder of who it is that
comforts us, sustains us, protects us, blesses us… and keeps us alive.
Truly it is God and nothing/no one else.
God leads us through LUSH meadows and clean waters. He gives us
rest. (1&2) He serves us a six-course dinner, revives our drooping heads, our cups brim with blessing (5). God does not withhold Himself, His blessings are not in shortage! He cares for us by meeting our needs. True to His Word, He lets us catch our breath and sends us in the right direction (3). When we go through the
roughest of times - He is there! Walking beside us, securing us with comfort and protection. He doesn’t take away the danger, but He is there! When I was little and fearful, and screamed through the dark for my parents, they came and comforted me, not turning on the lights, but sitting beside me. Only then was I safe. Through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.
God is my shepherd! I do not need a thing!