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If King David grew up as a bushwalker instead of a shepherd

Postby Son of a Beach » Fri 10 Feb, 2023 8:19 am

Last year, as I was leading a bushwalking camp for some young kids, and one of the other leaders was discussing the story of David and Goliath, I was off day-dreaming and not paying attention like I should have been.

I was considering how David was renowned for many reasons, including his song-writing. His most well-known song was the 23rd psalm which was clearly based on his early years as a shepherd. It got me thinking that if I had to write the 23rd psalm, what life experience could I base it on?

Bushwalking, of course! So this is what I came up with to start off...

The Lord is my guide,
I shall not get completely lost.
He leads me through beautiful wilderness,
and makes me stop and rest at the most amazing camp sites.

Even though I bash through a leech-infested valley of scrub,
I will fear no evil.
His map and His compass, give me confidence…
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Re: If King David grew up as a bushwalker instead of a sheph

Postby north-north-west » Fri 10 Feb, 2023 12:32 pm

Son of a Beach wrote:
Even though I bash through a leech-infested valley of scrub,
I will fear no evil...

... because I'm too busy swearing to be afraid.
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