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Advent Daily Reflection 2020-12-22

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Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, therefore I lack nothing.
He shall feed me in green pasture, and lead me beside still waters.
He shall convert my soul, and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his Names sake.
Yea, thou 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 comfort me.
Thou shall prepare a table before me in the presence of them that trouble me; thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.
Surely thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

What is a Shepherd? A person who cares for a flock of sheep.

When I came down with Covid19 I was one of the flock. In fact, I did not know what had happened to me. My only recollection was that I was in an ambulance. The next weeks seem to be a blur, Dreams and Hallucinations. I felt that God had forsaken me. I wanted everything to be over, like “Giving up the ghost”. I even asked Jill to end this horror. It took a nurse to break me out of this. She was an Angel of Mercy, asking me what was important to me, and I said my family and my grandchildren. This thought has remained with me throughout my recovery.

I had walked through the “Valley of the Shadow of Death” and God sent this messenger to give me comfort. I was on the right path, one that would take me another 8 months and still counting. He brought me to Virtual Church, and I am still there every Sunday.

I must say that I never could have done this without the support of Jill and the rest of my family, which includes the prayers of all at church and beyond.

I am a firm believer in the power of prayer.

Posted by Ronald Metzler
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