A Shepherd Needed a Shepherd
On the Eighteenth of June, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte suffered a crushing military defeat at Waterloo in Belgium. Since that time, one experiencing profound loss or tragedy might be said to have “met his Waterloo.” A similar thing may be true of the valley of the shadow of death to which David referred in his Twenty-Third Psalm. It may have been a place David associated with the peril of death, either in his experiences as a shepherd or as a warrior, and to which he made figurative reference in his Psalm. In any event, David trusted that the Lord, Whom he described as his Shepherd, would be with him even there, eliminating any cause for fear. It appears that David knew that even a shepherd needed a shepherd.
Written and Voiced by David Hayes Prophater