John Darnielle's mention of the 23'd Psalm on a recent radio interview got me to thinking as I was driving through the swirling rain on the motorway...The Spirit often talks of shepherds in the Bible.
Let's put 'shepherd' into today's terms. What would be the job today that would be equivalent to shepherd then? Try 'garbage truck driver'.
Just see how striking the picture is now:
The Lord is my garbage truck driver, I shall not want...An angel appeared to garbage truck drivers checking their trucks one night...
Does who God is grip you? Our categories and priorities mean nothing to him...nothing. We'd better get that straight as we follow him; because that's how the new creation will be: his categories, not ours.