What a blessing! A couple from the USA bought a big screen TV, a new computer, cameras and servers for our school & the husband will be teaching computer skills via the TV once a week. The students are so excited.

The judge from San Bartolome came with two officials to talk to children

 

We have seen the first three ways God empowers us in Psalm 23. Number four is found in verse 4. “Even when I go through the darkest valley, I will fear no danger for You are with me. Your rod and staff comfort me.”  This empowerment is His presence. I have a companion when the way is lonely. The rod was a heavy club the shepherd used to kill predators. The staff was a long pole with a crooked end used to round-up the sheep. John Piper said “We are more prone to talk about God when we are in the green pasture and more prone to cry out to God when we are in a fearful ravine.”

Psalm 23:5 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows”. This is the empowerment of safety from my enemies. It is His protection when the enemy is working against us

Paradise is the sixth empowerment. I have a home waiting for me in heaven. Psalm 23:6 “Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life”.

Jesus wants to lead me, guide me and protect me. Jesus is instantly with us to lift us if we have fallen. He is a faithful provider when we are in need. In John 10:1-18 Jesus tells us that He is the Good Shepherd and will be with us always.

Provision. Peace. Providence. Presence. Protection. Paradise. These are the six empowerments we have from Psalm 23.