Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
The last day of the return trip, I woke early. At 4:30am I was ready to begin the 12 hour drive from Park City, Utah to Oakdale, CA, but my traveling companions were still sound asleep. I prayed through the words of Psalm 23 and praised the Lord for His steadfast love revealed in the way grace upon grace was given mile after mile.
For those who know and trust that the Lord is their Shepherd, forever is the time frame of their spiritual lives. But there is a forever time frame we live in now. It is apparent when we reflect on the past and realize that indeed, goodness and mercy have followed us all the days of our lives even here on earth. Moreover, The Lord who has forgiven deeds of the past will not let you and me wander around alone in the future.
The Lord is our forever faithful Shepherd.