The George’s Bible class assigned the students to write a personal Psalm 23, “The Lord is My Shepherd”.
This Psalm was written by King David, the father of King Solomon and ancestor of Joseph, the father of Jesus, in about 1000 B.C.. He depicted God as a shepherd probably because he himself was a shepherd before he became a king.
If I, whose job is fighting against cancer, apply the Psalm 23 to my life, God would be my oncologist.
So here is my version of Psalm 23.
The Lord is my oncologist.
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down on an exam table in peace listening to all my concerns;
He leads me to hope assuring that he knows about every single cancer cell in my body;
He renews my strength.
He guides me to the best treatment, for his name sake.
Even though I walk through the storm of breast cancer,
I will fear no death or side effects,
For you are close beside me.
Your wisdom and your skills protect and comfort me.
You prepare a chemo ward before me in the presence of uncertainty;
You respond to my needs promptly; all prescriptions and procedures I need are given.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my battle: and I will place my life in your hands forever.