It is said that a famous actor was asked to recite The Twenty-Third Psalm. He consented if the old man who asked for the Psalm would do the same.
Of course, the actor did a magnificent job. His dulcet tones added depth and meaning to the words. The audience responded with tumultuous applause.
Then the old gentleman did the same. When he finished, the room was quiet, but the people had tears in their eyes.
The actor rose and said this. “I reached your ears but this man touched your hearts. I know the Psalm, but he knows the Shepherd.”
Christ is all we need, but we won’t understand that until he is all that we have.
Have you ever been in that place where Christ is all that you have left?
A little boy prayed for his dog, his cat, his siblings and his parents. He added, “Please God, take care of yourself because if anything happens to you, we are going to be in a terrible mess.
Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. (From Psalm 16:5-11)