cathedrals

At the beginning of July, a friend of mine asked, “Where do you feel closest to God?”, and I replied: “When I’m running around in the mountains, it feels like a cathedral.”

Today was decidedly challenging in many ways, but if I’ve learnt anything from David, it’s that worship shifts our attention from the problem to Him who is faithful.

So, in that spirit, here’s my version of Psalm 23, set against the amphitheatre in the Drakensberg which will always remind me of my mountain cathedral:

The Lord is my best friend and my Shepherd. I always have more than enough. The Lord gives me a place to rest — I am safe in His love. The Lord makes me whole, and gives me new life. He shows me the paths of life, and leads me to walk in His ways. By walking where He guides me, I bring honour to His name.
Lord, when your path takes me through valleys of darkness, I will not let fear be my master because You take care of me. You remain close to me, and lead me all the way! In your presence, I am strong, and my heart is filled with peace. Your love comforts me, and takes away my fear. I will never be lonely because you are always near! You anoint me with your Holy Spirit, and you fill me until my heart feels like it will burst! I am not afraid of the future because Your goodness and love is always with me — all the days of my life.
And afterward, when all my days have been lived, I will enjoy your presence — forever with You!

— Psalm 23

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