I'm Being Followed!

I'm being followed. In fact, it's been going on quite a while. Every where I go, every turn I take, they are following me.

Who's tracking me? Well look behind you. They're on your heals, too.

Sure goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life.
(Psalm 23:6a)

I read this portion of this all familiar scripture this morning in my daily Bible reading. And it struck me anew. Don't you love it when that happens? Suddenly I saw goodness and mercy like two unshakable, determined stalkers who never let me out of their sight. 

Of course, these two heal chasers don't follow me on their own accord. They are on a mission for the Good Shepherd, my Lord. He has instructed them to stick to me like glue -- and they have.

I've not always noticed their presence in every situation of life. Sometimes, in fact, I've felt like they had disappeared from the scene, like they had abandoned me. But when I trace my steps backward and study the evidence a little more carefully, I find that indeed their footprints are there right beside mine. They had left their mark even when I couldn't see them, hear them, or feel their presence. 

Goodness and mercy have followed me all the days of my life.
In all the days of my life, my God has shown me mercy and goodness. And indeed, these two constant companions have shown themselves most visibly in the reflection of my rear view mirror. That's why today I'm taking the time to look behind me and acknowledge their hot and determined pursuit of me. I'm looking them square in the eye and telling them that I am completely aware that they are following me.

And I know Who sent them too.

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