Protected by the Shepherd

For several months I’d been studying the 23rd Psalm. I loved its promise of protection and guidance, especially these lines: “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” (verses 4, 5). Each day the Psalm’s comforting truths would fill my thought and I would feel thoroughly cared for and deeply loved.

During this time, I assisted our family business by handling certain aspects of payroll. I often reasoned with my husband that workers should be paid with a check, but his practice was to pay in cash. So, it was normal for us to have a great sum of cash at our home the night before pay day. My concerns gave way to feelings of great uncertainty about what might happen.

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