This translation is from The Message. We all recognize Psalm 23. The traditional translation of verse 6 is “Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life.”
I want to live in the world where God’s beauty and love chase me every day of my life. I do, I do, I do! Imagine seeing every minute of every day that way? Imagine living life that way? Imagine?
“God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Even when the way goes through Death Valley, ’m not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure. You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies. You revive my drooping head; my cup brims with blessing. Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I’m back home in the house of God for the rest of my life. “ ~King David | Psalm 23 (The Message Bible)
There is good news. I live in that world through our Master Jesus, the Messiah. Jesus has paid the price for me. It is real and it is now. May we all proclaim the goodness of God. Jesus came to proclaim the good news (aka the Gospel) of the Kingdom of God! We are a people of Good News. We are a people of hope. We are a people of faith. All made possible by the goodness of God, our Father.
It is real. It is true. It is stunning! God is good and God is in a good mood. That needs to permeate my soul. Jesus teaches me something and it is the truth. Mark 10:18 (NASB) — And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.”