The Lord Is My Shepherd: Psalms to Accompany Us on Our Journey Through Aging

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From both Christian and Jewish perspectives, the author reflects on Psalms 23, 98, and 121, offering them as spiritual nourishment especially for those on the journey through aging. Original.

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In this brief devotional, Rabbi Lewis explores three famous psalms in considerable depth, going line by line and giving extensive attention to interpretations of the original Hebrew. Throughout, he uses the psalms to offer solace to the aging, who sometimes suffer from poor health and anxiety about death. In Psalm 121 ("I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills..."), a poem of "journeying and pilgrimage," Lewis finds comfort in the language of God's protection; God is shown as a bodyguard who "neither slumbers nor sleeps" and will not permit the psalmist to stumble. Psalm 23, the most familiar poem of the Psalter, is a song of rest and tranquility, while Psalm 98 expresses "pure exaltation... joy and reassurance." Throughout the book, short questions for reflection offer readers the opportunity to think more deeply about the messages of the three psalms.
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