By Mike Poole


Psalm 23 from the sheep's point of view. (I performed this with a sheep puppet as the other character. But it may be done with two people.)




Narrator: 1 Samuel 16 tells us that David is a shepherd. Psalm 23 , which talks about sheep, was written by David. What would the conversation sound like if David was sitting under a tree, talking to one of his sheep?
Sheep: I don't know what is going to happen next in my life. I don't know where I   will get my next meal. But you are my shepherd. I trust in you, David. I   trust that you will provide for me. Who does that for you?
David: The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.
Sheep: I wander around, looking for food and water. I am not very good at finding   it. But even when I wander around, I know that you will lead me to the   pasture for food and to the water for drink. But who does that for you?
David: God makes me lie down in green pastures. God leads me to still waters.
Sheep: I am not always good staying on the path that I am suppose to stay on. I  stray away. I don't always obey your call and go where I shouldn't. But you  bring me back to where I should be. And you still love me, even after I   wander off. Who does that for you?
David: God leads me in the paths of righteousness, for His name. And God restores my soul.
Sheep: I know bad things exist. I know that sometimes, things happen to sheep. I know that sheep die. I have a feeling that I will one day die, maybe one day soon. I don't know if I can get through all the problems of a sheep's life. I struggle with the others of the flock. I get pains, suffering and   disease. But I don't have to always fear. You are always here with me, like right now. Your stick keeps me going. You are here in the good times and  in the bad times. You give me assurance and guidance for the journey.  Who does that for you?
David: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil. God is with me. God's rod and staff comforts me.
Sheep: There are no one other animals around to protect me when I eat, like in the  town. There are no other sheep here to be with me. I don't have a host to make sure that I always get my fill. I can't protect myself when I eat. But I know you will protect me, even when the wolves are around. I always have you to share to share dinner with. And you'll always have me. Who does that for you?
David: God prepares a table even around my enemies. God gives me the gifts.
Sheep: Is God really with me? Even though I may seem alone, I know you will  be with me and take care of me. Who does that for you?
David: Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all my life. And we will dwell in   the house of the Lord forever.
Sheep: Who are those people coming toward us David? (David sees Samuel coming toward him. They talk. Samuel pours oil on     David's head. David walks back to the tree)
Sheep: What happen, David?
David: Lambchop, I am going to be King of Israel. How will I ever be able to be   king? I will feel lonely without you. who will I talk to in times of trouble?   Who will give me guidance and assurance that I will be a good king? I   worry about what will happen, Lambchop.
Sheep: You don't have to, David. God will be with you. God will bring you   through, David. Go, you are going to be a great king.
David: But what will happen to you, Lambchop? Who will be your shepherd now?
Sheep: Don't worry David. The Lord is my shepherd, too.

Copyright Mike Poole.
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