Beyond the many cultures, worldviews, and religious backgrounds of our world is one of the most recognizable and powerful pieces of literature in the world: Psalm 23.
It could likely be the foundation of multiple coffee-shop conversations around the world at any given moment in time—bringing together strangers from foreign places who form lasting and life-changing friendships. I’ve experienced this myself in the Middle East, Asia, the South Pacific, and many other places.
We resonate with the story of the young shepherd boy who watched God bring down Goliath. We hope our stories, too, are written by that same divine hand. We can know and believe that they are. Psalm 23 is more than just poetic magic we attribute to David. The fifty-seven Hebrew words in the psalm suggest it is an invitation to discover God and find truth within its buried treasure—to know and believe that the God who spreads the banquet table and invites us to feast is our true source of comfort in life and death.