The Lord is my shepherd. He’s got my back.
The world of education is a political firestorm. School boards and congressmen have lots to say and a platform on which to say it.
But they are not my shepherd.
The Lord is my shepherd.
The newspaper writes scathing rebukes of my public school. Their reports list falling state test scores and plummeting school grades. All who read this know of my “failures”.
But the Lord is my shepherd. Not the newspaper.
The 10:00 News announces: a teacher bullied his student; a teacher had inappropriate relations with a teenager; the teachers’ union shows greed for public tax dollars. One by one, we look like criminals and villains.
They act like they know me; but they are not my shepherd.
John Q. Opinion runs his mouth at me. Governor So-and-So holds a campaign based on me. President There-He-Went makes promises about me.
Thank God they are not my shepherd. The Lord is.
And if I am a sinner, I will claim Him. And if I am a great success, I will claim Him. And if I lose my job, or win a new job; and if I raise test scores, or cause them to tank; I will call the Lord my shepherd.
My identity must be secure if I want any hope of doing this job well.
I am the Lord’s, and He is mine.
What more do I need?