Meditation on Psalm 23


Remarkable experience this morning!

I awoke to a feeling of warmth and the presence of Pat in that empty space around my heart. I was thinking or rather reciting the 23rd Psalm but a version where the singular became the third person – like YH to YHWH. Pat was present with me and I don’t think I was dreaming but we were reciting together.

“23 The Lord is our shepherd; we shall not want. 2 He maketh us to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth us beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth our soul: he leadeth us in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we shall fear no evil: for thou art with us; thy rod and thy staff they comfort us. 5 Thou preparest a table before us in the presence of our enemies: thou anointest our head with oil; our cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our life: and we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

I surrendered to the thoughts of the Psalm. Grief is the valley of the shadow of death.  Pat and I had walked through that valley. Back in time we were preparing our wedding table – His hand was on the cutting knife with ours. I was comfortable with these feelings flowing over us. – we were living Psalm 23.  I surrendered to a feeling of intense prayer and great peace. The Lord truly is our shepherd.

The dawn had come. Pat was within me. She filled that empty space. I was whole again. We were One – of no other family relationship does God make two One!  Pat, me, our quiet love all three in one moment (about 20 minutes) of remarkable warmth and peace. I wanted it to last forever. This was my morning meditation on Psalm 23. We were heart to heart with each other. Surely goodness and mercy will be with Pat and I forever.

About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Sonic, a very friendly ginger tabby. My beloved wife died January 7, 2017 and our 19 year old cat Pooka died January 8, 2017. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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